Hot prospect Teimana Harrison has tied himself to Saints until 2015 after signing his first full contract with the club.
The flanker arrived at Northampton from his native New Zealand last November after being scouted by Saints skipper Dylan Hartley.
Harrison was captain of the first 15 at Rotorua Boys High School, where Hartley was educated, and was recommended by coach Gordon Hunt.
Hartley liked what he saw, and Saints wasted no time in bringing the youngster to England.
Harrison has gone on to make a big impression, excelling at the end of last season, illustrating his credentials with a try in the final home game of the Premiership season against Worcester.
And the 20-year-old is now hoping to make plenty more appearances in the green, black and gold after securing his future at the club.
“I’ve still got to get used to this weather but all in all I’m loving my time here,” said Harrison, who has played four times for the Saints first team.
“I’m very excited by my new contract and it offers a lot of opportunities for me. Hopefully I can get some games during the season.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time in Northampton so far, and obviously my main aim is to try and get into the first team here at the Saints. That’s what I’m focusing on at the moment.”