Auterac proves he is the ultimate prop with latest award
Northampton Saints loosehead Nick Auterac may have just gone and proven that he is the ultimate prop by winning a sausage competition. Yes, a sausage competition.
The 29-year-old recently crowned the winner of the 2021 Widcombe sausage competition, with his pork, porcini, truffle and chive sausage, titled ‘The One’. There is a chance that no other prop has ever done anything so prop-like in the long history of rugby union than this.
The former Saracens, Bath and Harlequins prop was revealed as the winner on Friday by Larkhall Butchers, who wrote on Twitter: “And the winner of the 2021 Widcombe sausage competition is… ‘The One’ by Nick Auterac. After years of trying, Nick finally secured the golden sausage with his creation of pork, porcini, truffle and chive.”
Auterac responded with a message of thanks on Twitter, and vowed that he will be back next year and seeking to retain his title. However, 2022 will be a completely different kettle of fish as the defending champion always has a target on their back. The Saints man will know that he will have to improve on ‘The One’ if he seeks to bring his title home again.
“A surreal and momentous day for me,” he wrote on Twitter. “After having being unsuccessful for so many years to win this award means a lot. Too many people to thank within a tweet but I am grateful to all of those of who believed in me and were there to support me in this dream of mine. to all of you who bought and ate my sausage I hope you enjoyed it. I shan’t be retiring after this victory and has only driven me to succeed next year. Until then. Many thanks, Nick x”
2/2 to all of you who bought and ate my sausage I hope you enjoyed it. I shan’t be retiring after this victory and has only driven me to succeed next year.
Until then. Many thanks, Nick x
— nick auterac (@nickauterac) November 12, 2021
In the meantime, Auterac is set to start on the bench tomorrow in the Premiership Rugby Cup encounter with London Irish at Franklin’s Gardens, so he has about 24 hours to come back down to earth.