Saints legend Wood so happy to 'sign off in style' with Barbarians

Tom Wood was delighted to 'sign off in style' last Saturday night.

By Tom Vickers
Tuesday, 28th June 2022, 2:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th June 2022, 2:52 pm

The Saints legend, who will retire this summer, landed two conversions as Barbarians beat Spain 26-7 at Estadio El Molinon in Gijon.

Samoan full-back Ahsee Tuala, who has now exited Saints, also featured in the game.

But the night was all about Wood as he brought the curtain down on a storied career in some style.

The 35-year-old was given a couple of chances from the kicking tee - and he did not disappoint.

One of his kicks would have made any fly-half proud.

And after the game, Wood took to Instagram to say thanks to all of the people who have played a part in his rugby journey.

The back row forward, who made 240 appearances for Saints after joining the club from Worcester Warriors in 2010, wrote: "Have hung up my kicking boots for good. Proud to retire with a 100 per cent record off the tee, 2/2. Thank you to everyone that's played a role big or small on my rugby journey. Thank you to @barkersbuttsrfc for igniting the fire. Thank you to @northamptonsaints for becoming home. Thank you to @barbarians_fc for the amazing opportunity to sign off in style on and off the pitch with a wicked group and some old skool rugby attitude."

Ahsee Tuala and Tom Wood