Danny Richardson signs three-year deal with Saints

Danny Richardson, pictured celebrating with teammates Danny Richardson and Theo Fages, has extended his stay at Saints
Danny Richardson, pictured celebrating with teammates Danny Richardson and Theo Fages, has extended his stay at Saints

Saints' young half back Danny Richardson has signed a new three-year contract with the club.

The 21-year-old has committed his future to the Saints until the end of season 2020 – with the option of a further year.

Danny made his debut against Leeds this year and went on to make a further 12 appearances, scoring two tries.

“Danny has had a good year with the club and I’m pleased he has agreed a new contract,” said head coach Justin Holbrook.

He went on: ''He took his opportunity with both hands after impressing at both Academy and Reserve level.

“We’re looking forward to seeing him improve over the next few years as he has a big future in the game.”

Richardson joined Saints from Halton Hornets at 16-years-old and toured with the Academy to Australia in 2013.

He was also part of the unbeaten Academy Championship side in 2016 - kicking the winning golden point penalty in the Grand Final against Wigan at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

He said: “It’s an honour to sign a new contract with the club I call home.

“I’m looking forward to developing as a player and winning silverware with the Saints.

“Since making my debut, the coaching staff, players and fans have been very supportive and I cannot wait to repay them for their faith.”