Transfer News | Saracens announce latest departure

Saracens have confirmed that fullback Matt Gallagher will join Munster at the end of the season.

The fullback, who is Irish qualified, will end a nine-year spell at Saracens having risen through the Academy system to first-team level.

Joining at 14-years-old, Gallagher made his senior debut for the Men in Black against Ospreys in the 2014/15 LV= Cup before starring for England Under-20s in their 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship-winning campaign.

“I’m really sad to be leaving Saracens after nine great years,” he said.

“This place has been a major part of my life for so long and I feel extremely proud to have represented Saracens; it was what I set out to do when I joined the junior Academy at 14.

“The memories I’ve made will stay with me for a very long time and I’ve made lifelong friends who I’ve thoroughly enjoyed sharing the journey with.

“There are so many people who have helped me progress to where I am now. I’m excited for a new challenge but will be forever grateful to Sarries for giving me an opportunity.”

Director of Rugby Mark McCall said: “It’s been a pleasure to watch Matt’s development during his time at the club.

“He has progressed greatly in the past couple of seasons and now a new challenge awaits. We’d like to wish him the best of luck with his move to Ireland.”

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