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Last Updated: 20/03/08 5:09pm

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Cato: New Sarries deal

Cato: New Sarries deal

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Saracens have secured the future of promising England U20 internationals Noah Cato, Alex Goode and Andy Saull after all agreed to extend their contracts at Vicarage Road.

The 19-year-old trio were part of the England U20s Grand Slam winning side and are being tipped to play a major role for Saracens and England in years to come.

Cato and Goode have signed two-year deals while Saull has signed on for three years with the trio likely to be part of the Saracens first team squad from next season.

Wing Cato demonstrated his electrifying pace and ability when he scored six tries in five games for the U20s during their Six Nations and also crossed the line on his Saracens debut earlier in the season.

Fly-half Goode was also a key player for England in the same tournament with his performances for Saracens in this seasons Guinness A-League already taking him to the fringes of the first team squad.

Consistent performances in the A-League and with England has seen openside flanker Saull force his way into the Saracens first team this season and he made his debut for the club in the EDF Energy Cup clash against Bristol earlier in the year.

Attacking talent

"All three players have great futures in front of them," Saracens director of rugby Alan Gaffney told the club's official website.

"Noah has already shown us what he can do in terms of his try scoring, while Alex has demonstrated his attacking talents from fly-half along with his ability to control a game.

"Andy's pace and power makes him a bright prospect.

"All three have forced their way into first team consideration this season and I've no doubt that if they continue to develop and will have a major role to play for Saracens over the years."

Cato revealed his delight at completing the deal and expressed his determination to make his mark on Sarries starting XV in next seasons campaign.

"I'm delighted to have signed and believe that the next few years are going to be very exciting for Saracens," said Cato.

"Things have gone really well for me this season and after getting a taste of first team action earlier in the year, my focus now is to get my head down and work really hard to make sure I get more opportunities like that.

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