Saracens bolster No.9 stocks
TRANSFER NEWS: Saracens announced that Alex Day will join the club from Cornish Pirates.
Formerly of Northampton Saints’ Academy, the scrumhalf had great success early on in his career with England Under-20s.
The 26-year-old won back-to-back Six Nations titles in 2012 and 2013 before winning the World Rugby U20 Championship, where, besides starting in the final against Wales, he skippered his country to a 109-0 victory over USA, scoring a hat-trick.
Day moved on to Pirates in 2015 in search of regular game time and found it, going on to be an ever-present in his first three seasons in Cornwall.
Regarded as one of the best nines in the Championship due to his great core skills, he was voted Cornish Pirates’ Players’ Player of the Year for the 2017/18 campaign and is relishing the opportunity to make the step up to the Premiership again with Saracens.
“I spoke to Judgey and he mentioned how great the culture is at Saracens,” he said.
“They’ve been really successful over the past five years or so and I’m excited to be a part of that.
“I’d like to thank everyone at Cornish Pirates for everything they have done for me during my time at the club.”
Director of Rugby Mark McCall said: “Alex has been a consistent performer in the Championship over the past few seasons and we are looking to having him at Saracens.”
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