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Makinson pens Saints deal

31st January 2019, 00:16 by Michael Holland

St Helens have been boosted by the news Tommy Makinson has turned his back on Australia and penned a new four-year deal with the club.

The news comes just a day after James Roby committed his future to the club and is another huge boost as Saints get ready to kick off their Super League campaign against Wigan tonight.

The winger, who has scored 108 tries in 199 appearances, had been heavily linked with the NRL but will stay with Saints until the end of the 2022 season.

Saints Chairman Eamonn McManus said: “It’s further great news for St Helens and for Super League that Tommy has committed himself to us for four years.

"Tommy has been underestimated outside of St Helens for too many years. That was firmly put to bed with his recent stand out performances for England against the Kiwis.

"He has chosen St Helens and Super League despite very attractive offers from the NRL. It’s therefore a real statement of his faith in St Helens and in Super League that he has decided to extend his contract with us.

"He’s a world class winger and it’s wonderful that he aims to see out his career with his boyhood club.”

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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