Veteran Wigglesworth extends his Saracens deal
ENGLAND scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth has extended his Saracens contract for another year.
The 35-year-old became the alltime Gallagher Premiership appearance record-holder in September and will remain at Allianz Park until the summer of 2020.
“I’ve been lucky enough to have been part of the club for nine years and I don’t think there’s too many people who have wanted to leave, and there’s a lot of people who have wanted to come,” Wigglesworth told the official Saracens website.
“I’m just one of those many people who want to be associated with the club. I’ve enjoyed a lot of success here and I’m not interested in finishing at the moment.”
Wigglesworth made his England debut in 2008 and joined Saracens from Sale Sharks two years later.
He has won three Premiership titles and two European Cups at the London club and made over 200 appearances.
Wigglesworth, pictured, was recalled to the England squad this year and has now won 33 caps.
Saracens boss Mark McCall said: “He’s incredibly professional.”
Bristol Bears are in European Challenge Cup action tomorrow with French side La Rochelle the visitors to Ashton Gate.
The Top 14 side currently lead Pool Four of the Challenge Cup having beaten Yenisey-STM Krasnoyarsk twice, while second-placed Bristol and Zebre, in third, have one win each from their head-to-heads.
However, Bristol could go a long way towards taking command of the pool if they can earn positive results against the French club in their double-header over the next couple of weekends.