"Canadian Comeback" - Saracens Confirm Return of Emma Taylor - Ruck

“Canadian Comeback” – Saracens Confirm Return of Emma Taylor

Saracens Women have confirmed the return of Canadian international Emma Taylor, with the lock set to commence her second stint in North London ahead of the 2023/24 Premiership Women’s Rugby season.

Taylor first arrived at Saracens in 2021, as part of a Canadian duo alongside international winger and sevens star Alysha Corrigan. Taylor then returned to her homeland to represent her country in the Rugby World Cup, taking her nation to the semi-final stages, before being eliminated by eventual runners-up England.

Speaking about her return to the Saracens club website, Taylor discussed a sense of ‘unfinished business’, after coming away with just a runners-up medal in the 2020/21 Premier 15s season where Sarries were defeated by Harlequins in the final.

“I’m really excited to return to Saracens and get back into a professional, intense training environment. I feel like my debut in 2021 was unique due to the pandemic, so I’m elated to have the opportunity to return, connect with supporters, and live the full Saracens experience. To be honest, I absolutely love playing for and with a team that has unfinished business.”

Director of Rugby Alex Austerberry added:

“Bringing Emma back to the club is fantastic. She’s a proven player at the very top level of the game. Her physicality and ability to be dominant will be a great addition to our pack. Emma’s set-piece is undoubtedly strong.

“That will be a real asset and we know what a ferocious defender she can be. Her experience will be invaluable both on field and in and around the club. Competitive and driven, Emma will continue to grow and develop, and she will have a real impact on the squad.”