Eleven sign new Sarries deals

RUGBY UNION: Premiership high-fliers Saracens have been boosted with no fewer than 11 players extending their contracts at Vicarage Road.

England Saxons duo Noah Cato and Adam Powell are joined by fellow backs Neil de Kock, Kameli Ratuvou, Rodd Penney, Chris Wyles and James Short in committing to new deals.

Forwards Hayden Smith, Mouritz Botha, Justin Melck and Rhys Gill have also tied themselves down.