Moseley has pleasure in
announcing the signing of Dan Sanderson from Northampton Saints on a
The 6’8” lock forward played
against Moseley in the decisive play off fixture last season and made a big
impression on both the Moseley management and the local press.
In April this year, The
Sunday Mercury said:
“The Leicester-born second
row, who is dual registered with Northampton, has enjoyed a meteoric rise up
rugby’s pyramid by leaping nine levels in 18 months.
Even though he is 26,
Sanderson is building a burgeoning reputation as one of the hottest
prospects below Premiership level.
Just two seasons ago the 6ft
8ins giant was playing social rugby with minnows Rolls Royce before he
signed for Derby.
And after only half a season
with the Midlands One outfit a conversation with Saints academy coach Alan
Dickens took him to Franklin’s Gardens.”
Sanderson made his Saints
debut in the LV= Cup draw with Saracens but gained most of his rugby
experience last season either with Northampton’s A XV or on a dual
registered agreement with Birmingham & Solihull.
He made 11 appearances for
B&S last season (including the play off game against Moseley at Damson
Park). In the 2009-10 season he played for Derby winning the ‘player of the
season’ award with the National League Three Midlands side. The move to
Franklins Gardens meant that his plastering business was sold to concentrate
on full time rugby.
In April he revealed to
Brian Dick in The Sunday Mercury:
“I left school when I was
16. Dad had a building company so I went straight from school into
plastering. “Then I started my own business up a couple of years ago and
have jacked all that in to follow the rugby.
“Everyone says rags to
riches but it’s the other way round. The plastering didn’t pay that badly
season he will combine his playing career with schools coaching in Moseley’s
Date of birth:
2.03 m/6' 8"
110 kg/17st 4lb
Northampton (Dual reg with B&S); Derby; Rolls Royce