A deal to take Richard Wigglesworth back to Sale Sharks as a player-coach has been cancelled, according to The Rugby Paper.
The scrum-half, who won 33 England caps between 2008 and 2018, could now be set to stay in the capital despite Saracens relegation following the salary cap scandal..
The 36-year-old could now stay with Sarries or join Championship high-flyers Ealing Trailfinders, where he already works as a coach.
Having risen through the ranks at Sale Sharks, winning his first Premiership with the Manchester outfit in 2005/06, the scrum-half swapped the North West for Sarries in 2010 and has proved pivotal in the club’s success on the field.
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In his debut season, the Men in Black won its maiden league title and four have followed since alongside three European Cups – his pinpoint accuracy from the boot proved invaluable in monsoon conditions to secure the first of the latter.
Wigglesworth has appeared over 200 times for Saracens and in 2018/19 broke former captain Steve Borthwick’s record as the all-time Premiership appearance holder.
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