19th September 2018, 10:30 | super_league

Saints sign young prospects

Saints sign young prospects

Aaron Smith and Josh Eaves have both signed extensions at the Saints.

The Academy products have each agreed a one-year contract, with an option for a further year in the club’s favour.

“I’m really pleased that Aaron and Josh have re-signed for next season,” Saints Head Coach Justin Holbrook said. “They are two young local players who have come through the system here and have worked hard to be part of the first team squad.

“We have a fantastic hooker in James Roby but Aaron Smith showed the other week what a good young player he is becoming.

“Josh is following in his footsteps and to have both of those players competing hard for future years is fantastic.”

Aaron, 21, made his debut at Catalans earlier this month and has also been on loan at Hull KR as well as playing on dual-registration for York and Featherstone this season.

He signed into the Saints’ system from Blackbrook at the age of 11 and has represented England at under 18s.

Aaron was part of the unbeaten Academy Championship side in 2016, as was Josh.

Eaves, 20, has also been on dual registration this season with Whitehaven.

He played his amateur rugby at Clock Face and is actively involved with the Saints Community Development Foundation.