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8 Jun 2021

Jack Welsby agrees new Saints deal

Jack Welsby agrees new Saints deal

St Helens have announced Jack Welsby has agreed a three-year contract extension, which will keep him at the Totally Wicked Stadium until 2024. 

Welsby made headlines by scoring in the final seconds of the 2020 Grand Final, snatching victory for St Helens against local rivals Wigan Warriors in the most dramatic of circumstances.

The versatile back has already made 40 appearances for St Helens and was a try-scorer this past weekend against Hull FC as Saints progressed to the Betfred Challenge Cup Final. 

Welsby was part of the England Academy outfit which toured Australia in 2017 before being an integral part of the side that defeated the Australian Schoolboys in a Test Series in late 2018.

On signing an extension, Welsby said: “I am buzzing to sign another extension at this club. I love it here and I am delighted to get this deal over the line so I can concentrate on my rugby again. 

“I had a great season last season, topped off in the best possible way with the way the Grand Final ended both for me personally, but more importantly the club.

“This extension is the cherry on top, but I am now fully concentrating on the season ahead and trying to achieve more success with this special group. A group which I am very grateful to be a part of.”

St Helens boss Kristian Woolf added: “Jack is an outstanding player who has come through the St Helens system and is one of our own. He has a terrific skill set and great knowledge of the game and he always wants to learn and get better.

“What I love about him is he competes in whatever position he plays. He just makes it work. Jack is clearly going to be a real feature for Saints moving forward and has the potential to take on a leadership role within the club in the future.” 

Saints Chairman Eamonn McManus commented: “It’s tremendous news that Jack has extended his contract with us. 

“He continues to improve and is already very much an established player in the Saints team at the age of 20. Besides his obvious rugby talents, he has an admirable attitude and temperament.

“There’s no doubt that he will continue to improve and go on to be a key player at the Saints for many years to come.”