Former Saints flanker lands job as Luton boss

Former Saints flanker Ben Nutley is the new head coach at Luton RFC.

Tuesday, 19th May 2020, 3:29 pm
Ben Nutley enjoyed plenty of success at Saints before leaving the club in the summer of 2018

Nutley was part of a very successful Luton youth team that included his twin brother Tom between the ages of 12 and 17

He went on to join the Saints Academy and enjoyed a strong career at Franklin's Gardens, making 83 appearances for the first team.

Nutley was part of the double-winning squad of 2013/14, playing 13 times during the campaign as Saints won the Premiership and European Challenge Cup.

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He eventually left the club in the summer of 2018.

Nutley has since played for Coventry in the Championship and has also coached at clubs such as Bugbrooke and Old Northamptonians.

And he is now looking forward to taking charge of Luton, who were bottom of London 2 North West - the league topped by London Welsh - when the Covid-19 pandemic brought a halt to the season.

“It’s a pleasure coming back to my hometown club having many memorable playing experiences as a youngster," Nutley said.

Nutley was a popular figure at Franklin's Gardens

"There are lots of exciting things going on off the field, and the task ahead is to emulate that on the field.”