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Saracens confirm Daly capture

Premiership champions Saracens have confirmed England back Elliot Daly will join the club at the end of the 2018-19 season.

Daly’s impending departure from Wasps was announced on Monday, with the 26-year-old having been heavily linked with a switch to Allianz Park.

He has now penned a deal running until 2022 with Saracens, where he will link up with a host of England team-mates, including Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje and the Vunipola brothers.

“At 26, I believe it is the right time in my career to explore a fresh challenge and the opportunity to do that with Saracens really excites me,” said Daly, who can play across the backline and started at full-back in England’s Six Nations victory over Ireland on Saturday.

“It’s a fantastic club which has had a lot of success in recent seasons and that’s something that I want to be a part of.

“I’ve played with a few of the lads for England and the [British and Irish] Lions, as well as enjoyed battles against them in the Premiership, and I’m looking forward to calling them club team-mates from next season.”

Saracens director or rugby Mark McCall added: “We are looking forward to welcoming Elliot to the club next season. He’s a talented player and, at 26, his best years are ahead of him.

“Everyone at Saracens is excited to see him fulfil his potential with us.”

Wasps had expressed their disappointment at the departure of Daly, who has earned 26 caps for England in addition to three for the Lions on their 2017 tour of New Zealand.

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