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Saracens boost their squad with three international signings

15:59 28 May 2014

Scotland international Jim Hamilton has joined Saracens

Scotland international Jim Hamilton has joined Saracens

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Saracens have recruited three top international players for next season – Juan Figallo, the Argentinian tighthead prop, Jim Hamilton, the Scotland lock, and Mike Ellery, the England Sevens wing.

Director of rugby Mark McCall said: “Last year we identified a handful of players who we felt would improve what is now a stable, successful and developing squad. After long and detailed negotiations, we are pleased to have finally secured each of our targets.

“Juan Figallo was ranked as the world’s number one tight-head prop last year and, aged only 26, will prove a massively significant signing. He has almost completed rehab following a neck injury and will be ready for the start of the new season.

“Jim Hamilton is one of the most respected lock forwards in the game, a big man with a big presence on and off the field. He was courted by several leading European clubs, and we are delighted he has chosen to join Saracens.

“Mike Ellery is a tall, strong man with both skill and speed. He has been making headlines on the sevens circuit, and we are looking forward to helping him realise his full potential in the 15-man game.”

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