Richard Wigglesworth pens new one-year deal with Saracens

Richard Wigglesworth will remain with Saracens
Richard Wigglesworth will remain with Saracens

England international Richard Wigglesworth has penned a new one-year contract with Gallagher Premiership club Saracens that will keep him with the Allianz Park outfit until 2020.

Wigglesworth joined Saracens in 2010 after spending close to eight seasons with Sale Sharks and became an integral part of the club since then.

In his first season with the Sarries the club went on to clinch the Premiership title and further went on to win the domestic titles during 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2017/18 seasons and also enjoyed two European titles.

“I’ve been lucky enough to have been part of the club for nine years and I don’t think there’s too many people who have wanted to leave, and there’s a lot of people who have wanted come.

“I’m just one of those many people who want to be associated with the club. I’ve enjoyed a lot of success here and I’m not interested in that finishing at the moment.”

With 269 games to his name, the 35-year-old also currently tops the list for the most appearances in the history of the Premiership - a feat that he achieved in September this year.

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall lavished praise on Wigglesworth's contribution to the club.

“He’s incredibly professional. He’s understood the need to look after his body and there’s nobody more diligent when it comes to that side of things," said McCall.

“It says something about his determination and competitiveness that at his age he’s been able to force his way back into England reckoning. It’s an incredible achievement and it’s great for us to keep him on for another year.”

Wigglesworth has played 33 times for England since his debut that came in Rome in February 2008 and was recently part of the final autumn international game against Australia at Twickenham Stadium.

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