Exclusive: Chris Boyd opens up on his four-year journey with Northampton Saints

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Planet Rugby writer James While spoke with Northampton Saints director of rugby Chris Boyd, who is in the final stages of a four-year journey at the helm of the Premiership outfit.

The 63-year-old joined Northampton after a successful career in New Zealand where he guided the Hurricanes to a Super Rugby title in 2016. He revealed that he was no stranger to the Saints, however, as he did visit the Midlanders in 2003 when fellow New Zealander Wayne Smith was in charge. Boyd therefore knew Northampton was a rugby-mad town and that the club he was joining was a well-run one.

Development and growth

Boyd says the thing which makes him happiest about his time at Northampton is how the team has started to look after itself. He is particularly proud of the players who were part of the club’s academy when he arrived and how they have developed as rugby players and human beings.

He also discusses his approach to the game, empowering his players and gives his thoughts on their upcoming Premiership semi-final against Leicester Tigers.

 

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