Nick Tompkins signs long-term deal with Saracens, will play for Dragons on loan next season

Nick Tompkins has been with Saracens in 2013
Nick Tompkins has been with Saracens in 2013

Saracens have confirmed that Wales international Nick Tompkins signed a long-term deal with the club in December last year.

However, the 25-year-old will move to Dragons next season on loan before returning back to Saracens ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Tompkins has been a graduate of Saracens Academy and went on to make his senior debut for the club in 2013 in Anglo-Welsh with his Premiership debut coming a year later.

The 6ft centre has gone on to play for Saracens 118 times and his consistent performances in the 2019/20 season earned him a Wales call-up in the Six Nations tournament earlier this year and has gone on to play four Tests.

“I love this place, it’s my home. I wanted to sign my future here and make sure I can be here long-term,” said Tompkins in a statement released by the club.

“The friendships and the bonds you make have been brilliant and also the working relationships I have with the coaches have been brilliant. They’ve made me the player I am.

“It’s going to be a fantastic year next year for the boys, I know they are going to be brilliant. I will be there for every single one of them.”

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall expressed delight in Tompkins committing his future with the club and is looking forward to welcome him back following his loan stint with Dragons.

“We are thrilled that Nick has confirmed his long-term commitment to stay at the club.

“As a youngster in our Academy it was clear that Nick was a player of real potential and we have enjoyed watching him grow and develop both on the field and as a young man.

“As a club we are delighted that Nick has chosen to continue to realise his potential with Saracens.”