Northampton Saints scrum-half Alex Mitchell signs contract extension

Alex Mitchell has played 119 times for Northampton Saints
Alex Mitchell has played 119 times for Northampton Saints
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Northampton Saints have confirmed that England scrum-half Alex Mitchell has signed a contract extension with the Gallagher Premiership club.

He now follows the likes of Tom James, George Furbank, Alex Coles and Fraser Dingwall in the players to commit their future with the club in recent times.

Mitchell started his professional rugby career with Birmingham Moseley in 2015 and made his debut with the Saints against Saracens in the 2016/17 season opener.

The 26-year-old has overall made 119 appearances for the club and has scored five tries in eight games this season.

“Choosing to stay at Saints was an easy decision for me,” said Mitchell to the club's official website.

“This Club is very special; the coaches, staff and supporters have had my back from day one, and I can’t think of anywhere better to be playing my rugby.

“Playing alongside lads I’ve grown up with week in, week out means a lot to me and I’m loving being a part of this environment and a maturing group of players.

“Everything that Phil Dowson, Sam Vesty and the rest of the coaches are trying to achieve is so clear, everyone – on and off the pitch – is pulling in the same direction and I think you’ve been able to see that hard work paying off over the last few months.”