According to The Rugby Paper, Saracens have completed a triple signing ahead of their season in the Championship.
They were relegated from Premiership following persistent salary cap breaches.
Sarries had already been deducted 35 points for the current Premiership campaign and fined £5.4m for three seasons’ spending above the cap.
According to The Rugby Paper Saracens have signed USA fly half/full back Will Hooley for next season. It's a 2 year deal so an opportunity for him to get another chance in the Premiership although obviously will be competitive to get good game time there. https://t.co/L5rY9yWgKS
— Tier 2 Rugby (@T2Rugby) April 22, 2020
Firstly, rugby transfer guru Neil Fissler revealed they’ve snapped up USA international fly-half Will Hooley from Bedford Blues.
Cambridge born Hooley is a former England Under 20 international who came through the Academy system at Northampton Saints before going on to make 14 first team appearances and scoring 77 points.
Ealing Trailfinders centre Harry Sloan is also expected to complete a move to Allianz Park after being spotted at the clubs training ground alongside Hooley
— Ealing Trailfinders (@ealingtfrugby) April 12, 2018
The former Harlequins centre was a member of the same England U20 World Cup-winning side as Maro Itoje.
They have also reportedly added to their front row ranks with Alec Clarey, who had been linked with a move to Gloucester, from Championship rivals Jersey Reds.
Bit of an update to one player movement story I ran yesterday, it seems Saracens have beaten Gloucester to the signing of Jersey tight-head Alec Clarey
— Jon Newcombe (@RugbyTimes) February 17, 2020
A former England Students prop, Clarey helped Hartpury rise through the leagues before joining Bristol in 2016 and is currently in his third season on the island.
Four Saracens signings who were meant to be the business…but weren’t
Saracens have occasionally suffered misfortune in the transfer market when it comes to exciting signings that ultimately proved disappointing.
We’ve gone from the inception of the Premiership in 1997/98 because, as you all know, that’s when club rugby ‘started’.
What can you say about this man that hasn’t already been said? Henson had not played professional Rugby for 18 months before joining Sarries in 2010 but was an exciting addition nevertheless with the 33-cap Wales international making his debut on boxing day.
After failing to break into the team regularly, Henson secured the release from his contract in February 2011 and joined Toulon shortly after.
A deal that offered so much, but delivered nothing.