Saints snap up Savelio on two-year deal

St Helens Andre Savelio is tacked by Wigan Warriors George Williams and Wigan Warriors Liam Farrell (right), during the First Utility Super League match at Langtree Park, St Helens
St Helens Andre Savelio is tacked by Wigan Warriors George Williams and Wigan Warriors Liam Farrell (right), during the First Utility Super League match at Langtree Park, St Helens
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Saints have signed exciting young forward Andre Savelio on an extension deal keeping him at Langtree Park for the next two years.

The loose forward, 20, has played 21 times for Saints since making his debut against Leeds last year.

“I’m happy to agree a deal,” he said. “I love playing with the group of lads we have at Saints and I am very grateful for the opportunity.

“I’ve had to work hard this year because I missed pre-season in 2014 because I was unwell.

“I had a lot of catching up to do but it has been good. I’m happy with how it has gone so far and I am grateful that Keiron (Cunningham) has given me the chance to play a number of first team games.

“Hopefully, we can win something again and do better than last season. I’d like us to retain the League Leaders’ Shield, go to Old Trafford once more and get to Wembley. We all know we have to work hard to make that happen.

“I just want to keep on playing, training and repay the faith the coach has in me.”

Andre joined Saints from Latchford Albion and has been with the club since he was 14 - making a stunning debut against Leeds last season.

Since then he’s played a total of 21 games, scoring two tries.

He continued: “I’d like to thank Mike Rush for sorting the deal out and sticking by me as well as Keiron Cunningham. I’ve had some dark times over the last couple of years and they have both stuck by me. I owe them a lot.”