Mark McCall urges speedy resolution on hybrid contracts offered to Maro Itoje and Jamie George

Jamie George is yet to sign the hybrid contract
Jamie George is yet to sign the hybrid contract

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall has urged for a speedy resolution of the hybrid contracts involving Jamie George and Maro Itoje.

Itoje and the current England captain George have both signed new contracts with their club Saracens and as a part of the agreement, their salaries will be supplemented by the Rugby Football Union (RFU).

Even though terms have been agreed in principle, the parties are yet to sign the agreement and McCall hopes for a quicker resolution.

"It's fair to say that an agreement has been reached between them, the club and the RFU in principle.

"But as far as I know no contract has actually been signed by either of those two players.

"The sooner all that can get done, the better for everybody. It's pretty important that it gets sorted as quickly as possible."

Towards the end of last year, the RFU unveiled its intentions to implement approximately 25 hybrid contracts, each worth around £150,000, with clubs covering the remainder of the wages. However, as of now, Itoje and George are the sole recipients of these contracts.

A spokesperson of the RFU revealed that the hybrid contracts will come into effect only from next season and is likely to be signed in autumn.

"The new Professional Game Partnership comes into effect next season.

"It is likely that enhanced elite player squad contracts will be announced in the autumn."