Saints trio sign new deals

Lewis Charnock (right) in action for Saints
Lewis Charnock (right) in action for Saints

THREE Saints youngsters have secured new deals with the champions.

Matty Fleming and Oliver Davies have signed a one-year deals – with a further year as an option – while Lewis Charnock has extended his contract until the end of 2016.

Head coach Keiron Cunningham said: “We have a strong youth system here and that is testament to the quality of the coaching staff and volunteers in the Academy.

“The three lads have each progressed through and following really good Scholarship and under 19s performances are now part of the first team set up.

“They have shown a willingness to learn, work hard and also to set an example to the players in the 19s too. We’re looking forward to watching them develop with us.”

Fleming signed from Bold Miners after originally playing rugby union for Warrington.

The 19-year-old went on the Academy’s Tour of Australia in 2013 and made his first team debut this year.

Charnock, 20, also toured Australia with the Academy in 2011.

He made his first team debut in the snow against Salford in 2013 and has been used in a variety of roles including stand-off and hooker.

Davies is a second rower who played for England Academy in the 2014 test series against the Australia Schoolboys.

He made his bow against York City Knights in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup this year.