TRANSFER | Saracens playmaker makes permanent Bristol move

Bristol Bears have completed the permanent signing of Saracens scrum-half Tom Whiteley ahead of the 2021/22 Premiership season.

The scrum-half has enjoyed six years with the Men in Black, making 49 appearances in all competitions to date.

Captaining Saracens Storm to the 2018/19 Premiership Rugby Shield title as well as well the Premiership Rugby Cup final in the same season, Academy graduate Whiteley debuted in the 2014/15 LV= Cup before later earning his first Premiership and European outings.

“Competition and quality depth right across all positions is crucial for our continued growth,” said Director of Rugby Pat Lam.

Tom has the hunger and ambition to compete with the scrum halves we have here already. His skillset and talent certainly complement the way we like to play the game,”

“To add another young, talented scrum half to our squad is exciting and Tom will ensure that we keep raising the bar and standard in all positions as we strive to be world class in everything we do.”

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