RUMOUR | Saracens target Bath forward

Bath second-row Matt Garvey could be on his way to Saracens, according to The Rugby Paper.

The 32-year-old, who has represented England Saxons, joined bath in 2013 from London Irish and has since accumulated almost 100 first team appearances.

With Will Skelton already departing and George Kruis, Maro Itoje and Nick Isiekwe also nearing the exit door, Sarries will have to bolster their second-row ranks for next season.

The reigning European and Premiership champions will be playing in the Championship in 2020/21 after they were found guilty of breaching the salary cap.

Sarries are also reportedly keen to recruit Argentina international centre Juan Pablo Socino ahead of their season in the Championship.

The short but powerful 31-year-old, who was a fan favourite for the Newcastle Falcons between 2014 and 2018, has plenty of Championship experience from his stints with Nottingham and Rotherham Titans.

According to The Rugby Paper, Sarries have already spoken to Socino, who is currently playing his rugby in Spain with CR El Salvador, about a possible move to Allianz Park.


The full list of who’s going & who’s staying at Saracens

Here’s our changing list of stayers, loaners, likely leavers and confirmed departures at Saracens. 

STAYERS

  • Owen Farrell
  • Elliot Daly
  • Jamie George
  • Billy Vunipola
  • Mako Vunipola
  • Jackson Wray
  • Ali Crossdale
  • Vincent Koch

LIKELY LEAVERS ON PAGE 2