Saints star signs new deal

Tommy Makinson
Tommy Makinson

Free-scoring Saints winger Tommy Makinson has signed a new four-year contract with the Super League champions.

The 23-year-old has put pen to paper on a deal that will see him remain at Saints until the end of the 2018 season.

Makinson, who made his debut against Salford in February 2011 and was called up by the England Knights two years later, has scored 69 tries in 104 matches for the club as well as kicking 79 goals.

His spectacular finishes saw him named in the 2014 Dream Team and he was part of the Saints side that won the Grand Final.

Saints chairman Eamonn McManus said: “Tommy has proven himself a natural, and sometimes unnatural, try scorer for the Saints.

“He’s one of our many academy-trained players in what is a very young and exciting first team squad. It will only improve further this season and in the seasons ahead.

“It’s more than satisfying to lock him in for four years and I’m sure he’s going to share in more success with his team mates.”

Makinson said: “I’ve already had a great four seasons with the first team at my boyhood club. It’s a thrill to know that I’ll now be part of it for the foreseeable future.

“We have a great and young squad who know each other well and who’ll be doing everything to keep the club at the top. It’s a great time to be at St Helens.”