Saracens have confirmed that back-row Andy Christie has committed his immediate future with the club.
Christie will remain at Allianz Park at least until 2022 despite the club facing automatic relegation to the second tier Championship at the end of the ongoing season.
The 21-year-old made his senior debut for Saracens in the 2018/19 Premiership Rugby Cup having spent the summer of 2018 in Wellington. He has featured for the Sarries 10 times including a solitary game in the Champions Cup when the sport was suspended in March due to the pandemic coronavirus.
“For me there’s not really a better place to be so I’m buzzing,” he said.
“I think you’ll get a similar answer from most people but the culture is phenomenal.
"Given how tough the year has been, how tough it’s been for a lot of individuals and as a squad the way we’ve just come together and showed that character as a group shows how special this place is and like I said there’s no place I’d rather be.
“It’s a special feeling every time you get to play. There’s a good crop of us coming through and on the few occasions I’ve managed to play with those boys like Manu, Elliot, Sean…
"it’s always special to play with those guys; you feel like you’ve come through the pathway together. And also playing with those guys who are senior to you and those guys who you have looked up to for a number of years."