Saints star commits long-term future

Jack Welsby has signed a new three-year deal at St Helens.

At 20 years of age, Welsby made a total of 17 appearances last season and has not looked back in 2021 following a string of impressive performances – most notably a hat-trick in the Saints Super League victory over Hull FC and THAT try in the 2020 Grand Final.

Welsby played at amateur club Shevington and then moved to Blackbrook before signing for the Saints in 2014. In total he has made 40 appearances scoring an impressive 19 tries.

On signing his extension, Jack said:“I am buzzing to sign another extension at this Club. I love it here and  I am delighted to get this deal over the line so I can concentrate on my rugby again.

“I had a great season last season, topped off in the best possible way with the way the Grand Final ended both for me personally, but more importantly the Club. This extension is the cherry on top, but I am now fully concentrating on the season ahead and trying to achieve more success with this special group. A group which I am very grateful to be a part of.”

Head coach Kristian Woolf said: “Jack is an outstanding young player who has come through the St Helens system and is one of our own. He has a terrific skill set and great knowledge of the game and he always wants to learn and get better.

“What I love about him is he competes in whatever position he plays. He just makes it work. Jack is clearly going to be a real feature for the Saints moving forward and has the potential to take on a leadership role within the Club in the future.”

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