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Matt Ferguson will work under new Northampton director of rugby Chris Boyd (right), while Alan Dickens (left) was in interim charge at the end of last season

Northampton Saints have named former England Women’s and London Irish coach Matt Ferguson as their assistant coach for the 2018-19 campaign.

The 39-year-old, whose expertise is working on the scrum, will work under new director of rugby Chris Boyd.

He has worked at Cardiff, Bristol and London Welsh, spending the past year at relegated Premiership side Irish.

“I’m really looking forward to teaming up with such a talented group of players already at Saints,” he said.

Ferguson told the club website: