England hooker Jamie George signs new extension at Saracens

PUBLISHED: 14:07 12 October 2017 | UPDATED: 14:07 12 October 2017

Saracens and England hooker Jamie George has signed a new contract at Allianz Park. Picture: NIGEL FRENCH/PA WIRE

Saracens and England hooker Jamie George has signed a new contract at Allianz Park. Picture: NIGEL FRENCH/PA WIRE

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Welwyn Garden City-born Jamie George has signed a new long-term extension to his Saracens contract.

The England and British & Irish Lions hooker, who has won three Premiership titles and back-to-back Champions Cups with the club, put pen to paper to a deal that will keep him in north London through to 2021.

An academy graduate, George joined Saracens aged 14 and made his senior debut in 2009.

He has made 177 appearances for the side and has forged a role as one of the team’s core leaders.

The 26-year-old said: “It’s the club that I’ve grown up playing for, the club I’ve grown up supporting my whole life. To be signing here for the long-term and to have played here for a long time already is a huge honour.

Saracens’ director of rugby Mark McCall added: “We’re over the moon to secure Jamie’s long-term future. He is fast becoming a world class player in his position, and is a key figure for both club and country.

“Jamie is a real example for our younger players to follow. It’s well documented how patient he had to be earlier on in his career and both Jamie and Saracens have reaped the rewards from that.”

The news comes only weeks after fly-half Owen Farrell, another academy graduate, signed a five-year extension with Saracens at the start of the season and on the same day rising stars Nick Isiekwe and Max Malins also penned new deals.

George said: “We are all getting closer and closer and that is a huge reason why I wanted to sign; that and being a part of something special that is happening here.

“You want to be playing with guys like that. I think the club is in a really good place at the minute.”

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