Saracens Poach Exciting Talent From Premiership Rivals

Done deal.

Saracens have confirmed the signing of 26-year-old winger Alex Lewington from Premiership rivals London Irish, who will join the reigning European champions at the start of the 2018/19 season.

The former Leicester Tigers man has enjoyed a breakout year for Irish this eason and Saracens are excited to add him to their ranks ahead of next season’s campaign.

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Lewington represented England Saxons in South Africa during the summer of 2016 and has scored 24 tries in 63 matches for Irish since joining from Leicester Tigers back in 2013.

“I’m looking forward to working with the squad and the world class talent that Saracens are lucky enough to have, I’m also looking forward to working with the coaching team, and how they can improve my game,” Lewington told Saracens’ website.

“I’ve heard great things about the Saracens environment and I believe I will thrive within it – which should inspire me to push on and improve my game over the next couple of years.”

Lewington has made 24 clean breaks this season, the second most in the league, and bagged six tries for Irish. Speaking of his time with London Irish, he said:

“I will of course miss London Irish. I’m eternally grateful as they gave me the chance to play Premiership rugby.”

“I will miss my friends there,”

“But I’m looking forward to building new relationships at Saracens.”