Front-row duo sign new Saints deals
Northampton front-row forwards Brian Mujati and Brett Sharman have both signed new contracts with the Aviva Premiership leaders.
Saints' announcement comes three days after their Scotland international prop Euan Murray left the club by mutual consent and with immediate effect.
South African prop Mujati, who has won 12 caps for the Springboks, has established himself as part of a fearsome Northampton front row alongside Soane Tonga'uiha and England hooker Dylan Hartley, while hooker Sharman has proved himself a capable understudy to Hartley, currently closing in on 50 first-team appearances.
"It is massively important that we have a squad full of quality, and Brian and Brett have shown they have what it takes to compete at the top end of the Premiership," said Saints rugby director Jim Mallinder.
"They have both improved a lot as players over the past year, and their performances reflect the work they have put in off the field.
"But they are still young men and we believe they have their best years in front of them, and we're delighted that they will be spending them at Franklin's Gardens."