Contract boost for Saints duo

Long and Dreyer commit to Northampton

Last Updated: 01/04/10 8:30am

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Long: New deal

Long: New deal

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Northampton have confirmed front-rowers Andy Long and Regardt Dreyer have agreed new deals at Franklin's Gardens.

Former Newcastle hooker Long only arrived at the Saints in November after a brief stint in Spain, however he has quickly made a positive impression at the club.

And having played a part in the LV= Cup success, the 32-year-old is hoping to win more silverware at the club.

"When I got here I wanted to get myself a longer contract, to settle in and impress," he told the club's official site.

"That's happened and I'm over the moon to have been offered a longer contract. It's been great to win a trophy already and the Saints are comfortably the best set-up I've been involved in. It's a joy to go in training every day.

Experience

"We're taking every game as it comes. There are big games every weekend and our frame of mind is to approach it that way. Everyone in the squad is challenging each other to improve their performances every week to achieve that."

Prop Dreyer joined Saints from South African side the Griquas in 2008 and the 27-year-old believes he has become a better player during his time at the club.

"As an experience it has been great," he said.

"Being part of the first team has been enjoyable, especially winning the LV= Cup a few weeks ago. I want to keep getting more game time, building on what I've already achieved and becoming a better player."

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