Northampton Saints forward Calum Clark signs new deal

Calum Clark
Clark made his Saints debut against Leicester in September last year

Northampton Saints flanker Calum Clark has agreed a new three-year contract at the club.

The 22-year-old, who made more appearances than any other Saints player last season, has totalled 38 games for the Franklin's Gardens side.

"I certainly hope that the fans will see me improve in the next few years," he said.

"I definitely feel like Northampton is the right club to be at, especially at this stage of my career."

He added: "I've been here for a season and we've enjoyed a fair bit of success, even though we didn't finish the last campaign in the way we wanted.

"Hopefully there's more to come from me personally and from us as a squad."

After arriving from Leeds Carnegie last summer, the forward went on to feature 35 times in the 2010-11 campaign, including a start in the Heineken Cup final.

He was voted Saints Young Player of the Season and was called into the England Saxons set-up, before withdrawing because of injury.

Director of rugby Jim Mallinder added: "In a short period of time Calum has become an integral member of the squad.

"He can play in both the back row and second row, which gives a lot of flexibility, and he always gives 100% to the team effort."