Ken dying for a Pisi of the Premiership action with Saints

Franklin's Gardens
Franklin's Gardens

SAINTS new boy Ken Pisi says he can’t wait to test himself among the English elite next season.

The 23-year-old, brother of Northampton player of the year George Pisi, arrives at Franklin’s Gardens from ITM Cup side North Harbour at the end of July.

And after recently achieving his goal of representing Samoa, making his international debut in the recent Pacific Nations Cup clash with Tonga, Pisi is setting his sights on the Premiership.

The utility back will add versatility to the Saints squad as he is comfortable at full-back or centre, with his preferred position being on the wing.

He has seen sibling George light up the Premiership with some fine displays at the heart of the Saints side.

And Pisi is now eager to make his own mark in the English game, admitting he can’t wait to be part of the Saints setup.

“I value going into a new environment and being part of a proud rugby community at Franklin’s Gardens,” said Pisi.

“Being new to the Premiership, I’ve got a lot to learn, but I am looking forward to getting some advice from Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder and testing myself in the English competition.”

While they can expect fireworks from Pisi on the pitch, the Saints fans are unlikely to see too much of the player off it.

He likes to keep his own counsel and his reputation is one of humility, with his fiancée helping to keep his feet planted firmly on the ground.

“We like watching movies together and we read a lot,” he said.

“We were brought up to be humble and she encourages me to play my best rugby.”