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Player Profile - Howard Packman

Position Winger
Honours England Under 20s
Additional The winger had a brilliant season at Bedford Blues before joining Ealing Trailfinders, and showed his try-scoring instinct by crossing the try-line on a number of occasions throughout the year. He came through the Academy at Northampton Saints, and made his debut at the age of just 18 against Gloucester in 2013. He went on to make seven first team appearances for the Saints, but then had brief loan spells at London Scottish and Rotherham Titans before a permanent move to Bedford. His father Frank played over 300 times for Northampton showing his rugby pedigree, and Packman has also pulled on the Red Rose as he was part of the England Sevens set-up for a year due to his finishing ability. Packman was part of the England Under 20s team which won the World Cup in 2014, making 14 appearances alongside players such as Maro Itoje and Harry Sloan.