Saracens Confirm Their Squad For The Championship As 15 Stars Depart

Championship bound.

Saracens have confirmed their squad for the remainder of the season and the Championship next year following their automatic relegation from the Premiership as a result of salary cap breaches.

The reigning Premiership and European champions have lost 15 key senior players, with nine leaving on permanent deals and a further six leaving on loan until the start of the 2021/22 season. It will be 17 when Brad Barritt and Richard Wigglesworth leave at the end of the current season.

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The likes of George Kruis (Panosonic Wild Knights), Will Skelton (La Rochelle) and Ben Spencer (Bath) have all left the club on permanent deals, with Alex Lozowski (Montpellier), Ben Earl (Bristol Bears) and Nick Isiekwe (Northampton Saints) among those to leave on loan.

The club, however, has managed to retain their England World Cup stars with Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell, Billy and Mako Vunipola, Jamie George and Elliot Daly all committing their future.

SARACENS FULL SENIOR SQUAD LIST

Prop
Alec Clarey
Eroni Mawi
Josh Ibuanokpe
Mako Vunipola
Ralph Adams-Hale
Richard Barrington
Vincent Koch

Hooker
Jamie George
Kapeli Pifeleti
Tom Woolstencroft

Second-row
Callum Hunter-Hill
Joel Kpoku
Maro Itoje
Tim Swinson

Back-row
Andy Christie
Billy Vunipola
Calum Clark
Jackson Wray
Janco Venter
Mike Rhodes
Sean Reffell

Scrumhalf
Aled Davies
Alex Day
Richard Wigglesworth*
Tom Whiteley

Outhalf
Manu Vunipola
Owen Farrell
Will Hooley

Centre
Brad Barritt*
Dom Morris
Duncan Taylor
Elliot Daly
Harry Sloan
Juan Pablo Socino

Back-three
Alex Goode
Alex Lewington
Ali Crossdale
Elliott Obatoyinbo
Rotimi Segun
Sean Maitland

DEPARTURES

Ben Spencer (Bath Rugby)
George Kruis (Panosonic Wild Knights)
Joe Gray (Harlequins)
Liam Williams (Scarlets)
Matt Gallagher (Munster)
Rhys Carre (Cardiff Blues)
Titi Lamositele (Montpellier)
Viliami Hakalo (Retired)
Will Skelton (La Rochelle)

LOANS RETURNING FOR 2021/22 CAMPAIGN
Alex Lozowski (Montpellier)
Ben Earl (Bristol Bears)
Jack Singleton (Gloucester)
Max Malins (Bristol Bears)
Nick Isiekwe (Northampton Saints)
Nick Tompkins (Dragons)

* Brad Barritt and Richard Wigglesworth have signed until the end of the 2019/20 Premiership Rugby campaign