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200-cap veteran the latest Saracen to publicly vow fealty to the club

By Ian Cameron

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Saracens backrow Jackson Wray has become the latest player to pin his colours to the mast and vow fealty to the north London club.


In recent weeks Elliot Daly, Jamie George and Alex Goode have all vowed to stay at the club, despite their imminent relegation to the Championship.

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Wray, who came through the Saracens academy and has been with the club in some capacity since he was 14, was speaking on City AM, where he said he would be staying with the club.

“I’m definitely staying. I’ve only ever been at the club since I was 14. I don’t need or want to leave.


“I don’t envisage playing for anyone else in England and it’s not the right time to be going anywhere. My family are happy, I’m happy, the coaches are staying, a good number of my closest mates are staying.

“It’s going to be a good chapter to our story when it’s all done. Not many people can say they went through this as well.

“If we can come through the other side and go and win it again, then that will be an even bigger achievement than the first time around. There’s opportunity there when all the dust settles.”

Jackson maintains that there was no jealously of the Saracens players who were able to avail of an co-investment with Nigel Wray.


“They were all done under the impression there wasn’t anything wrong with them.

“And the guys involved, not being funny, but they are England’s best players. So to say anyone’s annoyed or upset that they got X, Y and Z, is probably not right,” Jackson told City AM.

The Sunderland-born backrower broke onto the scene in the 2010/11 season following a loan spell at Bedford Blues and became a mainstay from the 2013/14 campaign on. The formner England U20s star has now amassed over 200 appearances for the red and blacks.

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200-cap veteran the latest Saracen to publicly vow fealty to the club