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Paul Diggin
England
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Full name Paul Marcus Diggin
Born January 23, 1985, Northampton
Current age 29 years 85 days
Major teams Northampton Saints
Position Wing
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 191 lb

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2004-2012 79 73 6 120 24 0 0 0 40 38 1 51.26
Northampton Saints 2004-2012 79 73 6 120 24 0 0 0 40 38 1 51.26
Profile

A compact but powerful and pacy player, Diggin is equally able at wing, fly-half or fullback.

He is a former England Schools and England U19s international who went on be capped by England U21s in 2005 and featured in the IRB Junior World Championships in Argentina.

He made his Northampton Saints debut in 2004-05 and earnt a first-team contract the following season and would go on to cement his place in the line-up in 2006-07 with a series of eye-catching performances.

A regular in the team throughout 2007-08 season in National League One, his strike rate was impressive with 18 tries coming in his 28 appearances and he scored at Twickenham in the final of the EDF Energy National Trophy.

After Saints' return to the topflight, Diggin found it increasingly difficult to hold down a regular first-team place with Chris Ashton and Bruce Reihana thriving on the Northampton wings.

However, he continued to be a reliable member of the squad and see his fair share of action as the Saints increasingly pushed towards the top of the Premiership under Jim Mallinder.

Latest Articles
Saints return to play-off picture (Apr 22, 2012) Team of the Week - Heineken Cup (Jan 17, 2011) Redpath agrees new Gloucester deal (Feb 12, 2010) Diggin double inspires Saints (Jan 10, 2009)
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Apr 22, 2012
Northampton's Paul Diggin and Chris Ashton celebrate a try
Northampton's Paul Diggin and Chris Ashton celebrate a try
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Feb 26, 2012
Northampton's Paul Diggin is snagged by the London Irish defence
Northampton's Paul Diggin is snagged by the London Irish defence
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Feb 12, 2011
Saracens wing Chris Wyles is upended by Paul Diggin
Saracens wing Chris Wyles is upended by Paul Diggin
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Jan 14, 2011
Northampton's Paul Diggin, Joe Ansboro and Stuart Commins celebrate a score
Northampton's Paul Diggin, Joe Ansboro and Stuart Commins celebrate a score
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