Callum Hunter-Hill has pledged his long-term future to Saracens after joining permanently from Edinburgh.
The 23-year-old joined on an academy loan ahead of the 2019/20 season and has now penned a three-year contract that will keep him a Saracen until 2023.
The lock has already made 15 appearances for Sarries, including starts in impressive Premiership victories away to Northampton Saints and at home to Sale Sharks.
And with the sight of more rugby just over the horizon, as well as the challenge of the Championship next season, Hunter-Hill insists he is in the perfect place to continue his development on and off the pitch.
“It’s a mixture of relief and just happiness,” said Hunter-Hill. No questions about it really, I was totally excited and really keen to sign my future here and settle down at such a great environment and a great place to be.
I’m so excited to fulfil the potential I feel I’ve been riding off for quite a while and really keen to get the most out of myself and here really is the best place to do that.
“It’s a pretty exciting project to be a part of. The young players here are going to take their game to another level next year in the Championship and that’s going to be a great thing.
“I really wanted to be a part of that and I really want to be a part of that rebuild not only for next year but for the foreseeable future.”
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Mark Wilkinson, brother of Jonny
He spent his three-year professional career between 2002 and 2005 at Newcastle Falcons, alongside his brother, Jonny, predominantly playing as a Centre.
Tom Cowan-Dickie, brother of Tom
A product of the Penzance & Newlyn RFC’s youth section, Tom initially developed his rugby through the club and at Mounts Bay School, as did his younger brother Luke. The 28-year-old, who also plays hooker, first joined the Cornish Pirates in 2010, and signed a new two-year deal in May 2020.