Jackson Wray commits to Saracens

Jackson Wray (right) has been with Saracens since 2009
Jackson Wray (right) has been with Saracens since 2009
©Steve Haag

Saracens back-row Jackson Wray becomes the latest player to commit his future to the club despite them facing relegation at the end of the 2019/20 season.

Mark McCall's side will play in the Championship next season for a series of salary cap breaches but Wray is determined to remain with the club.

A product of Saracens Academy, the 29-year-old made his senior debut in 2009 and has racked up 172 Premiership appearances for the club since then scoring 20 tries.

"My family are happy, my kids are happy, and I just love what the place is about," Wray told the club's official website.

"The people are what make the club special. I go to work every day enjoying what I'm doing, testing myself, always
feeling like what I do is appreciated, and when I'm not doing things well how we go about it.

"The environment and how the lads enjoy time together is great. People say about it being a family, and we actually are.

"I spend so much time with the lads at the club and away from it, too, that it is an absolute no-brainer for me to stay.

"It's just a great place to be."

While a number of England internationals including the likes of Jamie George, Elliot Daly and Billy Vunipola have decided to remain with Saracens, Max Malins, Ben Earl and Jack Singleton will leave the club for a season-long loan stint before rejoining them ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Premiership Rugby - Points Table