Nottingham Captain Brent Wilson pens new Nottingham rugby deal

Last Updated: 28/11/12 3:07pm

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Brent Wilson: Runs at the Falcons defence during the RFU Championship match November 9th 2012

Brent Wilson: Runs at the Falcons defence during the RFU Championship match November 9th 2012

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Nottingham Rugby captain Brent Wilson has signed a two-year contract extension with the RFU Championship club.

Wilson moved to Meadow Lane on an 18-month deal in November 2011 and the contract extension will see him remain at the club until the end of the 2014/2015 season.

Wilson has taken on the role of skipper this season following the departure of long-serving captain Craig Hammond.

The former New Zealand sevens international said the dream of being the captain who leads Nottingham to the Premiership was a major factor in his decision to commit to the club. Wilson has already experienced playing in the top flight with Newcastle, racking up more than 100 games in a five year spell.

"I want to play my part in getting us there," Wilson said. "We are going in the right direction as a club and I believe we can push on to something special."

Nottingham head coach Martin Haag said Wilson's decision to extend his stay is a major coup for the Green and Whites.

"I'm delighted that Brent has agreed to stay with us at Meadow Lane, he has done an outstanding job as both a player and a leader for us this season.

"In terms of describing Brent as a player and asset, he fits the sort of player that we want here at Meadow Lane - he has an overwhelming desire to win, is incredibly self motivated, leads by example, is the consummate professional in the way he prepares himself physically, and is a constant performer under pressure."

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