Brent Wilson pens new deal with Nottingham Rugby
NOTTINGHAM Rugby captain Brent Wilson has signed a new two-year contract with the club.
The 31-year-old New Zealand flanker moved to Meadow Lane on an 18-month deal in November 2011, after five years and more than 100 games in the top flight with Newcastle.
Wilson stepped up as skipper of the Green and Whites this season following the departure of long-serving captain Craig Hammond.
And the former Kiwi Sevens international has thrived in the role, scoring six tries in ten league games to help the club sit second in the RFU Championship standings as they push for promotion to the Premiership.
Nottingham head coach Martin Haag said: "I'm delighted that Brent has agreed to stay with us at Meadow Lane. He has done an outstanding job as both a player and leader for us this season.
"We are at a stage where we are looking at the continuity of this team and creating something to be proud of as a club. Brent is a big part of that.
"This is not a time to chop and change personnel and he is the sort of player you want at the heart of a club.
"There is something big on the horizon for Nottingham and it is great that Brent wants to be part of it.
"We have a long way to go yet, but with this signing and more to come, we are building on the solid foundations that we have in place."