WORCESTER Warriors' Sam Vesty will join Aviva Premiership rivals Northampton Saints as attack coach in the summer.

The Sixways side yesterday confirmed backs coach Vesty's departure at the end of the season.

And the 36-year-old will be part of director of rugby Chris Boyd's new management team at Franklin's Gardens.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining a massive club in Northampton Saints and to be given the opportunity to work with and learn from Chris,” he said.

“This is a brilliant opportunity and one I jumped at taking.

“There are already a top-quality set of backs in Saints’ squad and the prospect of adding the likes of Dan Biggar and Taqele Naiyaravoro to those ranks is thrilling as a coach.

“All the building blocks are in place for us to be very successful at Franklin’s Gardens.

“I hope to be able to contribute towards a side that plays really exciting rugby.

"I want to encourage players to express themselves and to back themselves to be able to go out and execute positive rugby.”

Saints' CEO Mark Darbon said: “We’re delighted that Sam has agreed to come on board at Franklin’s Gardens.

“Sam is a very promising young coach and it’s no surprise Chris was keen to secure his signature given what he has shown at club and international level.

“As our new director of rugby, Chris was at the centre of this decision and I am confident that Sam can help take us to the next level on the pitch.”