Alex Lozowski and Savenaca Rawaca to join Saracens next season
Sarries announce that Wasps fly-half Alex Lozowski will be joining the Premiership champions next season
Sarries have moved for the number 10 after former England international Charlie Hodgson decided to retire
The London Club have also confirmed the addition of Fiji 7s wing Savenaca Rawaca
Wasps fly-half Alex Lozowski and Fiji 7s wing Savenaca Rawaca are set to join reigning Premiership Champions Saracens on a ‘multi-year deal’ at the end of the season.
The 22-year-old rising star Lozowski has made 24 appearances for Wasps since rejoining the club from Championship side Yorkshire Carnegie in 2014.
“I believe my ambitions as a player match those of the club,” admitted Lozowski.
“It was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down. I’m looking forward to developing and testing myself alongside some of the best players in the country.”
Sarries have moved for Lozowski after former England international Charlie Hodgson decided to retire at the end of the season to become head of recruitment at Allianz Park.
Wasps’ director of rugby Dai Young acknowledged his disappointment at losing Lozowski, saying: “We really wanted him to stay. He’s a very talented player and we certainly had big plans for him here.
“We have been in discussion with Alex since the end of last season, trying to agree on a contract extension. However, Alex made us aware early on this season that he planned to move on, and he will leave with our best wishes. I am sure he will do very well over the coming seasons.”
Young has though been able to convince full-back Rob Miller, wing Josh Bassett and centre Brendan Macken to sign new deals. The trio follows in the footsteps of James Haskell and Nathan Hughes, who committed their futures to the club earlier this season.
Meanwhile, Saracens have also confirmed the signing of 6ft 2” wing Savenaca Rawaca today, who weighs in at an imposing 16st5lbs.
The powerhouse is Sarries third signing for the 2016/17 season and speaking of Rawaca’s signing, Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall said: “Save is an exciting player and at 24-years old he still has a huge amount of potential. I’m sure his physical type of game will flourish in both the Aviva Premiership and European rugby.
“What’s impressed us Save’s willingness to improve and work at his game, and we’re very excited to be welcoming one the game’s most exciting prospects to Allianz Park next season.”
On joining Saracens next season, Rawaca said: “I’m really excited and happy for this opportunity. It’s a huge club that I want to play as well as I can for.
“Once my commitments with Fiji 7s finish after the Olympic Games my focus will be totally on 15’s and Saracens. I intend on taking this opportunity with both hands and joining an amazing club with world class players and coaches.”