Rory Hutchinson has extended his stay at Northampton Saints by signing a new contract to continue his decade long service.

The Scotland centre has been with Saints since 2014 and has made 150 appearances for them so far and he admits he’s thrilled to commit his future yet again.

The seven-timed capped Scotland international had no doubts about what he wanted to do when the deal was offered to him and admits he never thought he would hit 150 for his home club.

He has been part of Gregor Townsend’s squad during the Six Nations but he’s yet to play during this year’s tournament but he will definitely add to his caps with Northampton after agreeing his new contract.

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Hutchinson said: “I’ve been here ten seasons now, growing up and playing alongside a lot of the boys in the current squad, and it feels good to have worked my way up here – I would never have thought I would make it to 150 games for Saints.

“I feel like something is really coming together at the club at the moment, as we’ve got a good bunch of lads together and we’re starting to achieve our potential as a team.

“When I spoke to Phil [Dowson] about re-signing, I wanted to know what the coaches’ plans were moving forward, and I have a lot of confidence in what we’re doing here. I’ve also got great relationships with the support staff – the physios, strength and conditioning team, the analysts and so on – which is so important to feel settled and succeed. I wouldn’t be where I am today without all those people.

“But, the most-important thing for me for this next period at the club is winning some silverware. I would love to say that I won trophies with Northampton Saints.

“When I look back on my career in 20 years’ time, I don’t want there to be any ‘could have’ or ‘should have’ moments. So, it’s really important with the team that we have now, we look to win trophies and speak with our actions on the pitch.”