Dolan Signs with Northampton
Posted: December 16, 2013 at 9:09 pm
USA Eagles forward Cam Dolan has signed with the Northampton Saints of the Aviva Premiership. The 23-year-old had an impressive year with the Eagles and first attracted the attention of the English club for his Man of the Match performance against the New Zealand Maori.
— Northampton Saints (@SaintsRugby) December 16, 2013
“We’ve kept a close eye on Cam for a while and have been impressed by what we’ve seen,” Saints Director of rugby Jim Mallinder said on the club website. “He’s a player who has a lot of natural talent and the physical attributes it takes to succeed, something he showed during the Autumn Internationals and against the Maori.” It will be a big change for Dolan. The 6’6” player will make the jump after playing last year for Life University. But Mallinder and the Saints coaches understand there will be a transition period saying ‘it is a big step up to the professional environment of the Aviva Premiership and we’re not expecting Cam to be the finished article immediately.’
— Cam Dolan (@Cam_Dolan) December 16, 2013
Dolan has earned 6 caps for the Eagles. He is the former captain of the USA Under-20’ and Selects teams.