Northampton Saints have announced that New Zealander Chris Boyd will be the new Director of Rugby in August.
Boyd has won trophies with the Wellington Hurricanes and has a wealth of coaching experience, including coaching the All Blacks Under 20s.
Saints Chief Executive Mark Darbon said the club is itching to get Chris involved.
He said: “We are itching to get him here and very exicted by the appointment. We were overwhelmed by the level of interest in the role, I think we had more than 60 applications in one shape or form.
“We whittled that down to a shortlist but from the very start Chris was number one on our list. We actively sought out a conversation with him so we are delighted to have landed our man.”