MODERN-DAY Nottingham Rugby great David Jackson has
signed a contract extension with the RFU Championship
Nottingham Rugby stalwart David Jackson has penned a new deal. PIC:
Jackson, 30, who has worn the green and white hoops for 24 years
having started as a minis player, has already cemented his place in
the annals of club history during a landmark 13th season of first
He is Nottingham Rugby's all-time league appearance record
holder and became the first player in over a decade to feature in
more than 300 games and score more than 100 career tries for the
Jackson's current deal was due to expire at the end of the
"It was an easy decision for me - I've been part of the Green
and Whites' first team for 13 seasons now and love representing the
club," Jackson said.
"I'm thrilled that I will continue to play my rugby for
"My passion for Nottingham Rugby has never changed, the only
thing that has changed is that I get a little bit older every
time I sign a new deal.
"The statistics that come with being a one-club man are nice and
make for interesting reading, but I get my satisfaction from being
part of the team."
The versatile back has been a key figure for Martin Haag's
high-flyers, who sit second in the league and are through to the
quarter-finals of the British and Irish Cup.
Jackson has touched down nine times in 20 appearances in all
competitions this term.
"It is exciting times at Meadow Lane right now and this means I
can focus all my attention on the field," Jackson said.
"There is still a lot to look forward to this season and what
might happen after that.
"We don't know where we will finish up, with so many big games
still to come in the league and the race for the play-offs really
"All I want to do is help this club progress because that is
where I get all my enjoyment - producing my best to get results for
the Green and Whites."
Haag said he is delighted by the new deal: "I'm very pleased
that Jacko has extended his stay, he is a stalwart of the club and
a part of our leadership group.
"After all these years he continues to produce the highest
standards, is as fit as ever and his character and ethos represent
what we are trying to achieve here at Nottingham."
DAVID JACKSON BY THE NUMBERS
date: 11th on all-time list with 309
Record holder with 279
Points: Third on
all-time list 971
Tries: Fifth on the
all time list with 102
on the all-time list with 130.
on the all-time list with 65
Most successive league
starts: 80 - 28 Feb 2004 - 25 Feb 2007
DAVID JACKSON FACT FILE