George Hendy signs new deal with Northampton Saints

George Hendy has played 25 times for Northampton Saints
George Hendy has played 25 times for Northampton Saints
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Northampton Saints have announced that fullback George Hendy has signed a new contract with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Hendy initially was part of the Worcester Academy before moving to Northampton Saints signing his first professional rugby contract in 2021.

He made his senior debut for Northampton against London Irish in the Premiership Rugby Cup in November 2021 and has notched up 25 appearances for the club scoring 10 tries. He has made 13 appearances this season scoring four tries.

“I’m happy with the opportunities I have been given here at Saints and the way my game has grown this season – I think that I am becoming a better player," he told the club's official website.

“To continue here with the coaching set-up and these quality players around me will only help me to improve, in particular Sam Vesty, who has helped me so much on the attacking side of my game.

“Lee Radford has also been massive for me in improving my defensive work, giving me lots of pointers around the tackle area and my positioning around the pitch."

Northampton’s Director of Rugby Phil Dowson is delighted with Hendy remaining with the club.

“He has come on leaps and bounds, and last summer he came back in for preseason absolutely desperate to make himself a regular starter for Saints," said Dowson.

“For the first half of the season before his injury, he did just that, and was influencing games in a big way on both sides of the ball – particularly in attack with his ability to run with the ball and beat defenders.

“George is also a great character in the squad; he takes a bit of stick but he’s got a great sense of humour and gets stuck in with the group, while also being a great professional in terms of trying to improve his game.

"He’s got a really high ceiling, so we’re thrilled to keep him at the Club moving forwards.”