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Saints trio extend contracts

St Helens trio Mark Percival, Luke Thompson and Greg Richards have all signed four-and-a-half-year contract extensions at the club.

Centre Percival, 20, made his Saints debut against Leeds in 2013 and has gone on to make 15 appearances for the club.

Versatile forward Thompson, 19, has impressed in his 14 appearances since making his bow at London last season and represented England on their academy tour of Australia.

Richards, 18, has featured nine times at prop for St Helens so far after making his debut last season.

St Helens head coach Nathan Brown said: "We're delighted to have signed up Mark, Luke and Greg. They are three good players who are continuously improving the more Super League experience they get.

"Their task now is to keep their heads down, work hard and learn from the experience of playing first grade rugby league. If they do that then they can all go far in the game."