NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway


By Saint Ted
June 12 2018

Northampton Saints can today announce that Australian wing Andrew Kellaway will join the Club for the 2018/19 season.

The 22-year-old comes to Northampton from Super Rugby side Waratahs, having made 22 appearances in the competition so far.

Contracted to the New South Wales Country Eagles, Kellaway has made a name for himself as one of the rising stars of Australian rugby after representing his country at schoolboys and Under-20s level.

He showed off prolific finishing ability at the World Rugby Under-20s Championship in 2014, breaking a try-scoring record for a single tournament previously held by Julian Savea and Zac Guildford after crossing the whitewash ten times in five matches.

Kellaway, who is equally comfortable at fullback, made his Super Rugby debut for the Waratahs in 2016 and also featured for the Barbarians in their 2017 clash against the Classic Wallabies.

And the starlet is looking forward to linking up with the rest of Saints’ squad later this summer.

More info over on T'Offy

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NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Marching On (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 10:21

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Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 09:50

Announced. Heard about this last week and my reaction was that he’s a very good young guy. 6 foot and 15 odd stone so much bigger than Jamie Elliott, for example. Very abrasive too..... good signing.

He had zero chance of becoming a long term wallaby with the conveyor belt of islander imports flying on their wings.

Re: Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: protestbeat (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 10:04

I thought we needed more options at full back and we've now signed two decent prospects so I'm happy. I haven't watched much Super Rugby this year, can anyone give some insight?

Re: Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Nath-coys (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 10:06

Great stuff.

There is some serious talent in our backline now.
A lot of young hungry guys as well, can't wait to see them in action.

Re: Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Nath-coys (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 10:14

Insight if anyone wants to watch it.

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A good try scorer, but also a skillful player. Heavily involved in a lot of backs moves, and runs very good support lines.

Wonder if he had a word with Mr Horne as well.

Andy Kellaway signs
Posted by: Flapjack (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 09:50


Re: Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 10:29

Quote:
Nath-coys
Insight if anyone wants to watch it.
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A good try scorer, but also a skillful player. Heavily involved in a lot of backs moves, and runs very good support lines.

Wonder if he had a word with Mr Horne as well.


well of course he’d have spoken to Rob and Taqele. Boyd really is a draw for these guys.

Interesting that Boyd is not signing any smal men

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Nath-coys (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 10:49

Yeah there does seem to be a emphasis on improving the physical stature of our backline.
Be interesting too see if we bring in another centre.

I would like too see Harry M, given a shot at 13 to be honest. But depends if he would want too nail that down as his position or does he want too right for the 15 shirt.

Has all the attributes too be a very good 13, especially with some powerful wingers outside him.

We will see.

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Flapjack (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 11:36

Credit where it's due, excellent signing.
This is the standard we should expect.

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: ramseysaint (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 11:47

Quote:
Nath-coys
Yeah there does seem to be a emphasis on improving the physical stature of our backline.
Be interesting too see if we bring in another centre.

I would like too see Harry M, given a shot at 13 to be honest. But depends if he would want too nail that down as his position or does he want too right for the 15 shirt.

Has all the attributes too be a very good 13, especially with some powerful wingers outside him.

We will see.

Totally agree, Harry could be a good 13. So far when he's played at 15 he's fumbled low balls, missed tackles or not read the play so is in the wrong place. When he has ball in hand and runs that's when he shows his skills.



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Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: St.Sinner (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 12:07

Great step, great pace, looks to really take on and beat defenders.
Can’t wait to see him in our back line. Just the player we want. Talented, young and hungry.
Happy Tuesday!

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: protestbeat (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 12:33

Quote:
ramseysaint
Quote:
Nath-coys
Yeah there does seem to be a emphasis on improving the physical stature of our backline.
Be interesting too see if we bring in another centre.

I would like too see Harry M, given a shot at 13 to be honest. But depends if he would want too nail that down as his position or does he want too right for the 15 shirt.

Has all the attributes too be a very good 13, especially with some powerful wingers outside him.

We will see.

Totally agree, Harry could be a good 13. So far when he's played at 15 he's fumbled low balls, missed tackles or not read the play so is in the wrong place. When he has ball in hand and runs that's when he shows his skills.

Agree, agree, agree, so much conjecture about Harry at 15 which seems to have all begun with Eddie Jones comments. His best season was when he played mainly 12 and was making line breaks for fun, 12 or 13 for me and maybe next season his best chance is the 13 shirt.

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Neil-H (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 12:43

Harry could play 10/12/13 or 15 but most important thing would be to sort out his defensive frailities and Id also like to see him use his size when needed.

But his hands, vision, skill, brain and boot, he has so much ability, I really hope he moves on with the coaches help.

Could be a big year for Harry and hopefully so smiling smiley

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: ramseysaint (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 13:19

Just wondering if there is a Scottish connection, especially since he was educated at a Presbyterian school. If he can't get into the Wallabies maybe he could be coming over to be seen by Gregor.

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: AlexC (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 14:01

This is great news, Saints need players with a little speciality to push on for long term success. We were a bit lacking in top wingers (when passed to) with George heading off and hopefully Tom Collins can step up as well. I wonder if Ken Pisi will feature much this year?

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: LaurieK (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 14:41

Welcome signing. Like he can play full back.

A question, who is responsible for updating the Arrivers/Leavers thread as we now have two names to add to the newby list?

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: tedge (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 15:31

Clearly chosen for his pace which we have lacked at times. Ken Pisi was very much a fringe player for most of last season but he does respond well to challenges so can't be written off

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Deesaint (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 18:59

That’s one heck of a back line in development
Now if the forwards can just get front foot ball and get them moving - game on

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Former Hollywood Saint (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 20:28

'Tahs are looking short on wingers now as we've poached two of them.

Handy player for sure. Plays wing or 15, quick, strong, steps well and rides tackles easily by the look of it too. Looking good for next year.





FHS

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: fleetg (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 20:46

Super news. Welcome Andrew.

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: smitferbrainz (IP Logged)
Date: 12/06/2018 21:06

Looks bloomin' good

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Eif Jones (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 00:54

Are people getting carried away about the strength of the back-line, lets see them on the field first.

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 06:48

No Eif, if you watched some super rugby you’d also get excited.

Watch the Hurricanes YouTube documentary first.

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: fleetg (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 08:32

I agree Eif : Dan Biggar certainly has a lot to prove.

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: tedge (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 10:21

Quote:
fleetg
I agree Eif : Dan Biggar certainly has a lot to prove.

How will we know whether he has succeeded or not ? Perhaps we could rely on you to tell us ? (Sm116)

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 10:35

why the constant digs at other posters, be nice, summer of love

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: tedge (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 10:45

If you're referring to my post it is not a dig. If a poster makes an obviously contentious statement eg "Dan Biggar certainly has a lot to prove", which actually means nothing, surely he/she can be challenged to substantiate it, especially as I would suggest it is a minority view about a player who has performed at the highest level.

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 11:16

the lady doth protest too much....

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Saint Swill (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 11:37

Tedge, I'm pretty sure fleetg was being ironic.

Might be an idea to relax a little bit?

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Saint Stokey (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 11:47

I would suggest that if Biggar is selected for Wales, then hes proved himself.

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: tedge (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 12:03

[quote Saint Swill]Tedge, I'm pretty sure fleetg was being ironic.

Might be an idea to relax a little bit?[/quote

Actually I am perfectly relaxed. Irony is difficult to communicate in the written word but I am fairly confident that he does not do irony. Not sure what WP's interventions were all about.

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: shendy (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 12:05

Children, children...

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: protestbeat (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 12:08

As much as I don't agree with Eif's agenda, I do actually agree with him on this one.
All joking aside Biggar has nothing to prove and we should have the wings pretty well covered now.
Positions 9,12,13 and 15 are all up for grabs. Some great prospects but need some proof before we can start saying we have a good back line. Tigers had a pretty good back line (on paper) last season and we beat them twice winking smiley

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Saint Ted (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 12:13

Oh FFS!!!

Just stop, please!

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Deesaint (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 13:22

Quote:
Saint Ted
Oh FFS!!!
Just stop, please!

Can I start a discussion on Brexit ?

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Saint Ted (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 13:26

I will find a way of disconnecting the whole country from the internet in that scenario

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Duckonstilts (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 14:32

I would argue that there are definitely questions to answer at 12/13 and 15.

12 Can Francis continue to improve and will he be able to play with the new man(men) taking over at 10.

13 Can we find a 13 capable of filling Horne's shoes? Luther can do a job at 13 but he does not have the same skill set. Will Dingwell be backed and step up? We probably signed someone i cant remember who might do a job too.

15 Will Harry stick to 15? If so can he keep improving and nail down the starting spot? Will Kellaway form a good challenge or even Tom Collins?

IF the above comes true we will have a great back line but at this point there are questions. I see plenty to be excited about though. Those players in attack are fantastic. If we can get the defense back to a decent level we might finish in the top 6.

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: SaintGinge (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 14:35

Nothing like jumping onto the forum to have a gander at what other rugby fans and followers of the GB&G have to say...oh wait no its just another post of bickering and sh*tposting.

Can we just stick to the Rucking Fugby instead of flinging electronic turds at each-other like primates?

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Saint Stokey (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 14:54

Looks like it will be...

9. Cobus/ Mitchell
10. Biggar/ Grayson
11. Nairyavoro/ Pisi
12. Francis/ Burrell/ Hutchinson
13. Nafi/ Symonds/ Dingwall
14. Collins/ Kellaway
15. Harry/ Ace

Thats not a bad backs squad. And ive not considered the likes of Hutchinson or Strachan.

Potentially a player in each position under 24. Shows great signs for the future

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 15:16

Why couldn’t Harry play 13? He’s quick, would have more space, wouldn’t have to do the crash ball defence work. I can see him doing some great arcing runs....

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Deesaint (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 15:25

Quote:
Saint Stokey
Looks like it will be...
9. Cobus/ Mitchell / Davies
10. Biggar/ Grayson
11. Nairyavoro/ Pisi
12. Francis/ Burrell/ Hutchinson
13. Nafi/ Symonds/ Dingwall
14. Collins/ Kellaway
15. Harry/ Ace

Thats not a bad backs squad. And ive not considered the likes of Hutchinson or Strachan.

Potentially a player in each position under 24. Shows great signs for the future

Added Davies (recent signing) in at 9.

For a very long time saints played a fairly limited game, forward domination particularly in set piece, followed by a short pass from 10 to a bulky 12 who put his head down and charged at the defence. reset repeat look for penalty and take points. Fairly simplistic but it worked. There where attempts to play a more expansive game we tried with Geraghty, Lamb etc but the skills and mindset just wasn't there, it did not work.
I fear it also did not gel because it was alien to the coaching set up and the way they structured the game.
This became even more evident when our forwards couldn't get on the front foot, did not compete at the breakdown, and started to backpedal in the scrum. There was no plan B.
We also lacked pace and power in some of not only the forwards but noticeable in the back line.
My reason for optimism, of course it may take its time to work through to match day, is a new coach with an eye for attacking rugby, see his present team.
A back line of pace and power, I would play Harry at 13 with his skills and Kellaway outside him they would frighten defences.
All I want to see is a rugby playing game plan that shows where the team are heading, we will lose a few along the way, in the early days probably more than we win, there have been a lot of changes.
But I for one can not wait.

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: smitferbrainz (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 15:48

Quote:
Saint Stokey
Looks like it will be...
9. Cobus/ Mitchell
10. Biggar/ Grayson
11. Nairyavoro/ Pisi
12. Francis/ Burrell/ Hutchinson
13. Nafi/ Symonds/ Dingwall
14. Collins/ Kellaway
15. Harry/ Ace

Thats not a bad backs squad. And ive not considered the likes of Hutchinson or Strachan.

Potentially a player in each position under 24. Shows great signs for the future

What about the lad Worley, signed from Racing? He looks a prospect.

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: Saint Stokey (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 18:19

Forgot about Worley. As for Harry, im sure he could play 13 but i tried not to repeat players.

If Harry is to play 13, then just 13! Not a few games at 15, a few at 13, a few at 10 and a couple somewhere else.

Re: NEWS: Saints Sign Andrew Kellaway
Posted by: fleetg (IP Logged)
Date: 13/06/2018 22:06

Thanks Saint Swill. You, Wilson P and just about everybody else seemed to get it. Of couse Biggar doesn't have anything to prove.
You confidence is misplaced Tedge so if you don't like it please don't start the personal abuse.

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