17th Jan, 2019

Warriors sign Saints fly-half Olver

Aaron Wise 5th May, 2017 Updated: 5th May, 2017

WARRIORS have captured the signing of young Northampton Saints fly-half Sam Olver.

The 22-year-old, who will join the club in the summer, becomes Warriors’ fifth signing ahead of the 2017/18 campaign, joining current teammate Ethan Waller, Jersey duo Pierce Phillips and Simon Kerrod, and Wasps’ Tom Howe.

Peterborough-born Olver earned a professional contract at Franklin’s Gardens in March 2013 and has helped Northampton Wanderers to three Aviva A League finals in the last four seasons, having kicked 16 points in last Monday’s final to help them defeat Gloucester United to win the 2016/17 title.

During his time at Saints, Olver has made 13 first-team appearances while also having spent time on dual registration at Birmingham Moseley, where he featured against Warriors in the 2014/15 Greene King IPA Championship.

On the international stage, Olver has represented England under-18s and also made four appearances for the under-20s in the 2014 Six Nations, before helping them win the Junior World Championship later that year.

Warriors Director of Rugby Gary Gold said: “Sam is a hungry young player who will provide further competition for the number ten jersey.

“He has experience of working alongside some top-class fly-halves and we’re looking forward to seeing how he develops under the resource and support he will receive here at Sixways.”

Olver added: “I’m really looking forward to joining an exciting club with a big future.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to work with a quality coaching set-up and play with a young, growing team.

“I really believe the squad is heading in the right direction and I just can’t wait to get started.”

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