Put the Boot In!
Dylan Hartley, the captain of the Saints, wore these rugby boots in several matches.
They are a pair of white leather Blades made in Vietnam and a UK size 11.
Hartley joined Northampton Saints in the summer of 2005. On 22 July 2009 he was made the captain, replacing Bruce Reihana. In total he has made over 178 appearances for the Saints and has achieved 50 England caps.
Hartley has recently declared “I’m enjoying it. I like my role at the club and I love being captain.”
He is regarded as an important of the Northampton side with powerful performances as a hooker in the scrum and in the loose.
The museum is delighted to be able to add Dylan Hartley’s boots to the shoe collection. They find a home with ex Northampton Saints rugby player Ben Cohen’s rugby boots.