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Northampton Saints back George Furbank commits long term future to the club

Versatile back George Furbank has put pen to paper on a new deal with the Saints, securing his long term future with his boyhood club.

Furbank made his debut for the Saints back in 2017 in the Anglos-Welsh cup, and has since gone onto make 110 appearances in Black, Green and Gold.

Capable of playing both full-back and fly-half, Furbank has become a crucial part of the Saints back-line in recent years, and it propelled him to the international stage.

He made his England debut during the 2020 Six Nations against France, and has won an additional five caps for his country.

Commenting on his new deal with the Saints, Furbank said: I am thrilled to be extending my contract with the Club that I’ve been supporting since I was a young lad.”

He added: “From progressing through the Academy here at Saints, to playing my 100th game in Black, Green and Gold, it’s been a true honour to do what I love whilst also representing Northampton – and I am grateful that is set to continue.”

Saints’ Director of Rugby Phil Dowson had high praise for the back, saying:“Furbs is playing the best rugby of his career at the moment. He has a special knack of being able to create space for other people, whether he’s at fullback or fly-half.”

Dowson added: “George is also becoming a fantastic leader, driving accountability throughout the group, and has stood in as captain extremely well when Lewis Ludlam has been unavailable through injury this season.”

“He’s brilliant at connecting the group, pushing everyone in the right direction, as well as challenging and communicating with the coaches too.”