Northampton Saints pair James Fish and George Furbank sign new deals

Northampton Saints are at eighth in Gallagher Premiership
Northampton Saints are at eighth in Gallagher Premiership

Northampton Saints have announced that hooker James Fish and fullback George Furbank have signed new two-year deals with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Both the players were product of the Northampton Academy and have committed their future to the club at least until 2021.

Fish made his debut for the Saints in 2014 and impressed for the club during the pre-season with five tries. He also had loan stints with Coventry, Loughborough Students, Cambridge RUFC and Ampthill RUFC

“I’m really looking forward to the next two years, and I’m determined to work hard and play as regularly as I can,” he said.

“This is my third season since making my senior debut, and it’s a great squad to be part of. We’re all striving to get better every day and I’m positive this is the best possible environment for me to grow as a player.

“There’s strong competition in my position, which can only be a good thing for all of us, and I’m very much looking forward to further developing my game with Saints.”

Meanwhile, Furbank was pivotal part of Northampton 7s side during the Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens Series in 2016 and recently helped the Wanderers lift the Aviva A Trophy in 2017.

“I’m obviously delighted with the opportunities I am getting to represent Saints at the moment, and now to sign my first senior contract with the club," the 22-year-old told.

“It’s fantastic to know I’m here for at least another two years. I’m still young and learning a lot from the great players and coaches around me, but without doubt Northampton is the best place for me to grow as a player.”

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