Saracens can today confirm the return of winger David Strettle on a one-year deal from the start of the 2018-19 season.
‘Stretts’ returns to the club following three seasons playing for Clermont-Auvergne in France, where he won the 2017 French title as well as playing in the Champions Cup Final against the Men in Black in the same year. He was also Clermont’s top try-scorer during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.
The 34-year-old won two Premiership titles in his time with Sarries and the club is delighted to confirm the return of a player who will be a great addition to the squad, he said: ”‘I already have some unforgettable memories at Saracens – they have always had a place in my heart.“
The 14-times capped England international spent five years at Saracens in his first spell with the club between 2010 and 2015, before moving onto a new challenge in Clermont and says he is happy to return to the club alongside teammates with whom he shared countless memories.
Strettle explained: “An opportunity arose in France which I took as a fresh challenge, but now can’t wait to come home and hopefully make some more great memories. Some of my best friends are at Saracens, so I can’t wait to get back out on the field and be a part of the same team with them again.”
Those five years with the North Londoners were preceded by spells with Rotherham Titans & Harlequins and expressed his pleasure at being able to bring his young family back to St Albans after three years on a French adventure.
He said: “I now have a wife and a fantastic daughter – we are looking forward to bringing them back to London, where I know Saracens will welcome us all with open arms.
“It’s a dream come true to be returning to the club and I can’t wait for the start of next season at Allianz Park”