Kruis commits to Saracens

Published: Wednesday 15th April 2015 by The News Editor

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England lock George Kruis has signed a new contract with Saracens.

The Aviva Premiership title contenders and European Champions Cup semi-finalists said Kruis had agreed a “multi-year contract extension”.

Guildford-born Kruis, 25, made his England debut against world champions New Zealand earlier this season and has won seven caps.

He is a Saracens academy product from the same group as players like Owen Farrell and Jamie George, and his new deal follows that agreed by second-row colleague Maro Itoje, whose fresh contract terms were announced on Tuesday.

“It’s a big moment for me to sign on again and keep playing with the squad in the future,” Kruis said.

“We have a great off-the-field ethos at Saracens, the club are very interested in player welfare and on the pitch we’re in a great position in the league and in Europe.

“It was a no-brainer for me to extend my deal.

“You always want to get these things off your mind as soon as possible and it has been relatively pain-free for me. I am delighted to commit my future to Saracens.”

Saracens rugby director Mark McCall said: “George has been at Saracens for a long time and is part of a core group of players who have progressed from the academy to establish themselves as key players at the club.

“He has been in phenomenal form this season for both club and country and his standing within the group has grown considerably.

“He is only going to get better and better as a player and we’re excited to see him do that at Saracens.”

Published: Wednesday 15th April 2015 by The News Editor

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