Premiership: Former Wasps back-row Tom Willis snapped up by Saracens

Tom Willis Credit: Alamy
Tom Willis Credit: Alamy

Saracens have confirmed the signing of former Wasps number eight Tom Willis, who will link up with the club ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.

Willis, 23, is currently playing for Top 14 side Bordeaux-Begles and is one of the brightest back-row prospects in the game and is an exciting addition to Saracens.

Tom is the younger brother of England international Jack and made his Premiership debut in 2017. He went on to play over 50 matches for former club, Wasps.

Saracens move in the summer

The former England U20s captain is set to spend the remainder of the season in the Top 14, and then make the move back to England on a long-term contract.

Willis is looking forward to making the switch to Saracens and of course knows first hand what the club is about having faced them several times with Wasps.

“I’m incredibly excited to be joining Saracens,” he said.

“It is a great club with a fantastic playing and coaching group and I’m looking forward to being a part of it next season.”

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall admitted that he is thrilled to have snapped up Willis and is looking forward to working with him in 2023/24 and beyond.

Admired for a long time

“We are delighted to be welcoming Tom to Saracens,” he said.

“He is a player that we have admired for a long time and we are confident that he will be a huge success here over the coming years.”

Saracens are sitting top of the Premiership standings after 12 games and are currently preparing for a home pool fixture against Lyon in the Champions Cup.

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