England and Lions hooker Jamie George extends stay at Saracens

Jamie George has agreed a long-term contract extension with Saracens
Jamie George has agreed a long-term contract extension with Saracens
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Saracens have confirmed that England and British and Irish Lions international Jamie George has penned a long-term contract with the Aviva Premiership club.

The 26-year-old is a product of Saracens Academy and made his first-team debut with the club in 2009 and has made over 100 appearances for the Allianz Park outfit in the English Premiership since then. He was also part of the squad that won the back to back European Champions Cup while also clinching three Aviva Premiership titles.

George said: "It's the club that I have 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."

George also has played 17 Tests for the red rose team since his debut in August 2015, all of it coming from the bench.

Saracens rugby director Mark McCall added: "We are 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.

"He is another player who has progressed through the ranks at Saracens to become a key player for club and country.

"He is a Saracen through and through, and his hunger and drive to keep on improving is exceptional. The whole club is looking forward to seeing him at Allianz Park over the coming years."

The former England Under 20 was also a part of the British and Irish Lions squad in the recently concluded tour of New Zealand in which he started in all the three Tests.

Saracens, meanwhile, have also announced new contracts for England international lock Nick Isiekwe and fly-half Max Malins, whose deals will run through to 2020.

McCall added: "It's very important for us as a club to see academy players make the transition from age-group rugby to the wider squad.

"In Nick and Max, we have two players who are showing huge promise and have a number of senior appearances under their belts already.

"We now have a number of players in our squad who have come through our academy system, which is very important to the health of the club as a whole."

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