Saracens sign Australian scrum-half Nic Stirzaker on three-month deal
Last Updated: 03/01/18 5:04pm
Saracens have signed Australian scrum-half Nic Stirzaker on a three-month deal.
The Aviva Premiership club confirmed Stirzaker's arrival at Allianz Park until March, giving them options at number nine following an injury to England international Richard Wigglesworth.
London-born Stirzaker, 26, has captained the Melbourne Rebels and made more than 50 appearances for them.
"Nick is an experienced player. He's got 60 Super Rugby caps, which is a lot for a young man," Saracens rugby director Mark McCall told the club's website.
"He is a very exciting scrum-half with great passing ability and great running ability, and with Henry Taylor out for the rest of the season and with Richard Wigglesworth's recent injury we felt a little bit vulnerable in that area.
"So it is great to be able to bring Nick's quality across."
Stirzaker said: "I've settled in really well, St Albans is a cool place; the club's been really great and it's a cool bunch of guys. The last couple of games have been two good wins so it's a good place to be around.
"I'm looking forward to learning from some really quality players here as well as learning from the way the team plays; the game is based around a kick-chase and accurate kicking which is something I'm really keen to develop."