Premiership – Saracens sign Crusaders fly-half who will help people forget the departure of Owen Farrell

Fergus Burke has signed up with Saracens, who he will join from the Crusaders this summer. With the departure of captain Owen Farrell, the arrival of a new flyhalf was eagerly awaited.

Saracens have the (digital) replacement for Owen Farrell. The London club have made the signing of Fergus Burke “on a long-term deal” official. The player is coming to the end of his contract with the Crusaders. Having passed through the Christchurch franchise’s training center, the 24-year-old player comes out of a full season with 17 match sheets, including ten as a starter. His versatility as fly-half/back allowed him to take part in his team’s victorious final stages, coming off the bench.

“I’m delighted and grateful to be joining such a prestigious club. I can’t wait to come and meet everyone at the club and all the Saracens supporters,” said the player. For his part, director of rugby Mark McCall welcomed the arrival of the 24-year-old fly-half: “His talent and potential are evident and we were very impressed by his ambition and desire to progress to the next level. superior”.

The departure of Owen Farrell towards Racing 92 made the headlines in the rugby press. For good reason, the man with 246 match sheets with the Sarries, his training club is the centerpiece of his team. So when the club announces the recruitment of a fly-half, the supporters’ hearts are racing. Rightly or wrongly, time will tell.

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