Mait­land sticks by Sar­ries in sec­ond tier

Evening Times - - RUGBY UNION - JOHN McGILL

SCOT­LAND in­ter­na­tional Sean Mait­land has signed a new twoyear deal with Sara­cens.

The 31-year-old was linked with a move away from the club af­ter they were rel­e­gated to the Cham­pi­onship for re­peated salary cap breaches. How­ever, the Sar­ries wing will be part of Mark McCall’s side in the sec­ond tier and is con­tracted with the north Lon­don side un­til 2022.

Mait­land said: “It was a bit of a no-brainer for me. My fam­ily love it here, we’re set­tled and I wanted to stay be­cause I love be­ing here and I love what the club is about and the peo­ple that are in it.

“We’re one big fam­ily. That comes right from the top, from the owner, into the group and the academy. We’re all aligned, one big fam­ily, and for me that’s im­por­tant.”

Di­rec­tor of rugby McCall added: “Sean has made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to our club over the last four years both on and off the field.

“To have a player of Sean’s qual­ity and ex­pe­ri­ence com­mit his fu­ture to the club is a huge boost.”

Mait­land in ac­tion for Scot­land

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