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Rugby Union: Saracens sign Tom Woolstencroft from London Irish

PUBLISHED: 09:42 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:42 01 May 2018

General view of the pitch at Allianz Park, the home of Saracens (pic: Nigel French/PA)

General view of the pitch at Allianz Park, the home of Saracens (pic: Nigel French/PA)

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Aviva Premiership side add to front row options ahead of 2018/19 campaign

Saracens have signed hooker Tom Woolstencroft from Aviva Premiership rivals London Irish for the 2018/19 season.

The 23-year-old began his career with Bath, where he progressed through the West Country club’s academy.

Initially a back row forward, Woolstencroft switched to the front row on the advice of Bath legend and former Sarries lock Danny Grewcock.

The hooker was part of the England squad that won the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship, and Woolstencroft is looking forward to adding to his medal collection during his time with Saracens.

“I’m very grateful to Irish for giving me the opportunity to be back playing this season after a long spell with injury. They’re a great club and I’ve loved my time there,” he told the club website.

“I’m really looking forward to joining Saracens this summer and establishing myself in the squad. It’s a great set up and somewhere to improve as a player.”

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