Rugby League - New deals for Saints duo

St Helens have extended the contracts of two of the club's academy players who have broken into their Super League team this season.

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Nathan Brown, pictured, says Anthony Walker and Jordan Hand are both 'natural players'

Anthony Walker, 21, who has made five appearances so far, has been given a new two-year deal taking him to the end of 2015.

Fellow forward Jordan Hand, 19, who made his Super League debut against Wakefield in March, has signed a 12-month extension.

Saints coach Nathan Brown said: "Both are young home-grown players who have come through the system.

"They are natural players, not manufactured, and have come through a good system. They have had a good education from a young age and understand the game very well.

"As long as they train very hard in the years down the track, they should develop into good long-term players for the club."

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