Saracens Announce Six New Signings for Next Season, Rebuild Continues - Ruck

Saracens Announce Six New Signings for Next Season, Rebuild Continues

Saracens have finally concluded their extensive and increasingly urgent search for a new tighthead by signing Fraser Balmain from Gloucester, according to Rugby Pass.

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Balmain, a Geordie forward, joined Kingsholm after rising through the ranks at Welford Road and has represented England against the Barbarians.

His experience and strength in the front row will be a valuable asset to Sarries ahead of the 2024/25 Premiership season.

The men in black, a dominant force in the Premiership, have been actively strengthening their squad following the announcement that their esteemed captain, Owen Farrell, will depart for Racing 92 this summer.

With Balmain among them, the team has already secured six new players, ranging from promising young talents to seasoned internationals.

#1. Louis Johnson

The fly-half, who can also play at full-back graduated from the Falcons academy, and at just 20 years of age he has already featured in the Gallagher Premiership for Newcastle.

Johnson made his debut for the Falcons in March 2022, and that season kicked a winning conversion in the final play of the match against Leicester Tigers to show his nerve.

He has represented England at Under 20s level, and started the World Championship semi-final against France last year.

The number 10 is excited to be making the move to the capital.

“I’m incredibly excited and grateful to be joining such a prestigious club. Saracens is full of world class players and coaches and I can’t wait to learn from them.”