WELSH flank flyer Regan Grace became the latest young talent to commit to Saints after signing a contract extension until the end of the 2021 season.

The 22-year-old World Cup wing, who has been a virtual ever present since forcing his way into the first team in spectacular fashion on Good Friday 2017, has started the year strongly, crossing four times in the first five rounds.

And coach Justin Holbrook expects plenty more to come from the speedster who he rates as one of the “best well-balanced runners” he has seen and says he will get even quicker.

Holbrook said: “Regan is a great young player and a quick learner given he has come from rugby union.

“He knows he has a lot more learning to do, but he is a great young kid that wants to learn and is a good listener and an absolute pleasure to coach.

“He is a great young guy and probably one of the best well-balanced runners I have ever seen.

“In full flight there is no better sight and it pleasing that he has committed to Saints.”

Grace is one component of a dazzling backline featuring Lachlan Coote at full back, England centre Mark Percival, Fiji skipper Kevin Naiqama and Golden Boot Tommy Makinson.

Although pace is his biggest asset, Grace is slowly but surely developing all parts of his game.

Holbrook added: “He will get stronger over the next couple of years and once he does that, naturally he will get a bit quicker, and for someone who is already a handful will become an even bigger threat to the opposition.

“He is already a very good player, but to be a great player he has to be a bit more instinctive with things.

“He is a great learner and listener and is already combining well with Lachlan in the backfield already at the start of this season.

“His awareness of the game will only improve the more he plays.

“Everything else is fine with Regan as he has all the natural components to be a great player.