Statement: Another Saracens stalwart has departed the club - Ruck

Statement: Another Saracens stalwart has departed the club

Saracens have confirmed today that Juan Figallo will be leaving the club at the end of the season. The club stalwart, who has enjoyed immense success as both a player and a coach, will embark on a new challenge after the 2023/24 campaign concludes.

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‘Chipi’ made 96 appearances for Saracens from 2014 to 2020, a period marking the most successful era in the club’s history. He contributed to three Premiership titles, three European trophies, and lifted an LV= Cup during his trophy-laden career.

Internationally, Figallo earned 33 caps for Argentina, participating in three World Cups in 2011, 2015, and 2019, demonstrating remarkable consistency at the highest level.

After retiring from playing, he transitioned to coaching, leading the Saracens Women’s team to the Premier 15s title in 2022 with a memorable victory over Exeter Chiefs in the final. He also began coaching Ampthill in the Championship, focusing on developing future Saracens stars, and has been coaching the Saracens first team, showcasing his extensive experience at the top level.

Reflecting on his time with Saracens, Figallo said:

“10 years… I have been at Saracens for nearly a third of my life. We came as a young couple, newlyweds, and a decade later we are leaving as a family of five and a dog.

“I grew up here as a man, a player, and most recently a coach. I want to thank the players for helping me transition to this new role, all the staff for their support and guidance, and the Saracens supporters for being incredible. My time at Saracens has come to an end physically, but my love and support will always remain.

“Thank you, Gracias, Merci!”

Saracens confirm five new signings for next season, their rebuild begins

Saracens, a powerhouse in the Premiership, have been strengthening their squad following the news that their esteemed captain Owen Farrell will be joining Racing 92 this summer.

The team has already signed five new players, ranging from promising young talents to experienced 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.”