Paul Diggin, who is the longest serving member of the 1st team squad at Saints, following 10 years of Premiership and European rugby, will add invaluable experience to the Cambridge back line for this Saturday.
Rowland adds - "Digger will add experience, he has played with and against the best players in the Premiership & Europe in 100+ games for Saints. We see him playing a leading role in our midfield but he is also comfortable right across the backline at our level. To have a player of his quality in the team, still only 28, is exciting for us and we hope the Volac Park crowd will help to welcome Digger to Cambridge this Saturday, and support him in his testimonial year for Saints."
With injuries to Albert Portsmouth & James Ayrton keeping the centre pair out for this weekend, a back line reshuffle sees Mike Gillick move in to midfield, and Diggin coming straight in at 15 for the visit of 16th placed Exmouth.
Fresh from playing in a winning Saints side in the A-League semi final on Monday night, Diggin is looking forward to his first start at Volac Park. "I've followed the results through Rowland, and it looks like an exciting season. He mentioned he was looking to add some experience to his back line, and it was an opportunity for me to get some regular game time whilst continuing my player / coach role with Saints."