St Helens tie down rising star Ben Davies on new contract

Ben Davies St Helens

St Helens utility Ben Davies has signed a new two-year contract extension, keeping him at the Super League champions until at least the end of 2024.

The 22-year-old came through the ranks at Widnes, where he made his first team debut in 2019. Davies made the switch to St Helens in 2020.

Davies has made nine first team appearances for Saints to date. He has played centre, back-row and stand-off for Kristian Woolf’s side.

Davies said: “I am grateful for the opportunity and I am excited for what is ahead.

“I want to thank all the coaches from Saints of course, but from my amateur days and at Widnes too as well as my family and friends.

“My aim was to always play Super League. I enjoyed my time at Widnes which was an exciting time, but this is my club and who I want to play for now.

“I feel this is the best place for me to benefit and improve my game. I’m looking forward to the future.”

 

Saints boss delighted to tie down Ben Davies

Davies said: “It’s a real reward for a guy that joined us initially in our Reserves team and really impressed us.

“He is a player that understands the game. He has a real skill set, is a big body, can kick and can read the game really well.

“He’s worked on his physical condition over the last few months and has made a lot of sacrifices and put himself in a position to play some games for us and he has impressed along the way.

“I am really proud of how he has developed his game and his fitness and how hard he has worked. He is very versatile. The players enjoy having him around and for those reasons he is a great signing for us.”

Davies follows the club’s re-signings of Konrad Hurrell, Sione Mata’utia, Matty Lees, Jack Welsby and Lewis Dodd.

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