England No.9 Dickson swaps Saints for Bedford

10:05 AM GMT

Ex-England scrum-half Lee Dickson has swapped Northampton Saints for Championship side Bedford Blues where he will take on a player-coach role.

Dickson, 32, won 18 caps for England and has made 250 appearances for Northampton. He brings huge experience to the Blues and is looking forward to his new dual role.

“The move came about because of my brother [Harlequins scrum-half Karl Dickson]. I was thinking about what I wanted to do in the next couple of years, whether that was continue playing or having a look at other things and I was chatting with Karl who mentioned that Bedford would be the perfect fit for me.

“Karl spoke to [Bedford coach] Mike Rayer, I then had a chat and arranged to come down to talk things through and after an hour of being at the club I made my mind up.

“Northampton will always be in my heart as it is a club I’ve played for, for nine years but this is professional rugby and you have to look to the future rather than the past. I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my life with Bedford Blues.”

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