September 25, 2020, 16:31

Harry Mallinder signs Northampton Saints contract extension until 2020

Harry Mallinder signs Northampton Saints contract extension until 2020

Harry Mallinder has signed a contract extension at Northampton Saints until 2020.

The 21-year-old made his 50th appearance for the club during their European Rugby Champions Cup match against ASM Clermont Auvergne last weekend.

Mallinder, son of their Director of Rugby, highlighted that the decision to sign a new contract at the club was an easy one.

“The Saints is my only club and I never considered going anywhere else,” said the England World Rugby U20s winner.

“I’ve grown up at Franklin’s Gardens and experienced some great memories already, both as a player and a young supporter of the club.

“Looking at the environment and the squad we have building here, I’m extremely positive about what is to come over the next few years. I’m delighted to be staying.”

The back has scored 145 points for the Aviva Premiership club and is a product of their academy system.

He made his senior debut during the 2014/15 season and Northampton’s Chief Executive Mark Darbon believes that the back’s re-signing is a statement from the club.

“Northampton Saints has a proud history of bringing through top quality players from our Academy and Harry certainly falls into this category,” said Darbon.

“We want to build a world-class team with a backbone of homegrown talent to be successful.

“Harry has all the abilities to play a big part in this and we are thrilled that he has committed his future to the Saints.”

The Premiership outfit face Wasps this weekend at Franklin’s Gardens and will be looking to turnaround three straight defeats in all competitions.

Source: skysports.com

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