Alex Lewington commits to Saracens at least until 2022

Saracens will play in the Championship next season
Saracens will play in the Championship next season

Alex Lewington becomes the latest player to commit his immediate future with Saracens after signing a new deal at least until 2022.

Lewington started his career with Leicester Tigers in 2009 and featured for Nottingham and London Irish before heading to Saracens in 2018.

The 28-year-old had an impressive debut season with Saracens as he scored 12 tries playing a prominent role in the club completing a double of Premiership and Champions Cup triumph. He has made 47 appearances for Saracens before the season was disrupted by the pandemic coronavirus.

“I’m really excited to commit to the club for a couple more years. This year has been a real test of this group but if anything I think the character of the squad has shone throughout it.

“For me personally, next year I’ll probably have to have more of a leadership role than I’ve had before at the club, which is quite an exciting challenge.

“And also the main goal is to get promoted so I just want to be heavily involved in that process, playing and guiding some of the youngsters and continually trying to become a better player.”

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall was impressed with Lewington's performances since his arrival at Allianz Park and is delighted to see him extending his stay.

“Alex’s decision to extend his time at the club is great news. He has fitted in brilliantly over the last couple of seasons and was in a great run of form before the season was halted.

“He is a quality player with a desire to get better and given his experience, will have a key role to play in the season to come.”