Quartet sign new Sarries deals

Gill, George, Du Plessis and Nieto the latest to commit

Last Updated: 23/02/12 5:50pm

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Saracens have announced that front-rowers Rhys Gill, Jamie George, Petrus du Plessis and Carlos Nieto have all signed new contracts with the club.

Wales international Gill, who signed for Sarries in 2009, joins the likes of Schalk Brits and Matt Stevens in agreeing new deals with the Aviva Premiership champions.

Director of rugby Mark McCall is delighted that the former Cardiff Blues prop has committed his future to the Vicarage Road outfit.

"Rhys has earned a reputation as one of the most effective loosehead props in the Premiership, and he has richly deserved his recent inclusion in the Wales squad for the Six Nations," he said.

Gill added: "Saracens were the club that showed faith in me three years ago, and it follows naturally that I show faith in the club now."

McCall also hailed the deal signed by 21-year-old academy product George, who said that he hopes he will stay at the club throughout his career.


"Jamie knows how much he is valued at this club," McCall said of the hooker.

"He's a hugely talented young hooker and a natural leader with massive potential in the game, and we are delighted he has chosen to keep working hard to fulfil that potential at Saracens."

Former Italy front-row Nieto has made 73 appearances since moving from Gloucester - and he is pleased to be staying at Vicarage Road.

Nieto said: "Saracens has become a true family; so long as I can keep giving to the family, I want to remain a member of the family."

South African-born prop Du Plessis extends his stay at Saracens after joining them from Nottingham a little under two years ago.

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