Saracens agree new deals with English trio
October 13, 2010
Alex Goode has agreed a new deal with Saracens © Getty Images
Saracens have continued to tie down their most promising assets to new contracts, with fullback Alex Goode, centre Brad Barritt and flanker Andy Saull all agreeing three-year deals.
The ambitious London club announced new agreements with South African forwards Schalk Brits and Ernst Joubert on Tuesday and have followed up by confirming that three of their young England hopefuls will remain at Vicarage Road for the foreseeable future.
All three have been named in the England Saxons squad this season, while Barritt toured with the full squad in June as injury cover.
"Each of these youngsters will play a massive role in the future of our club and, hopefully, of England rugby as well," head coach Brendan Venter said. "They have committed their futures to us because they sincerely believe there is something special happening at Saracens and they want to be part of it."
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