Ollie Newman Joins Ealing Trailfinders
Ealing Trailfinders are delighted to confirm the signing of highly-rated Northampton Saints back row Ollie Newman.
The 21-year-old arrives at Trailfinders Sports Club following three seasons at Saints, earning his senior Premiership debut against Bath in June 2021, and featuring in three of Northampton’s Premiership Cup fixtures in 2021/22. Prior to joining Saints full-time in 2019/20, Ollie played for Northampton U18s and displayed his speed and versatility throughout the 2018 Premiership 7s.
As part of Northampton’s partnership with Bedford Blues, Ollie joined the Championship club on loan ahead of the 2020/21 season, featuring in nine of their 11 league fixtures.
Speaking ahead of his move to West London, Ollie said: “I am really looking forward to joining Ealing, a club with noticeably great ambition and an exciting future. I can’t wait to get started and learn from both players and coaches in order to continue to develop, improve and help the clubs achieve its aims.”
Director of Rugby Ben Ward commented: “Ollie is a highly talented and skilful player who adds considerable power to our back row. He has gained valuable experience at Championship level – not least so against us! He has displayed huge ambition which will help drive our club towards the top. We’re excited to welcome Ollie to Trailfinders and looking forward to the impact he will make.”