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Dominic Day becomes the latest European player to give MLR a try

Saracens lock Dominic Day has joined San Diego Legion, the Major League Rugby side that last week signed ex-England international Steffon Armitage. 

Welshman Day, 33, made 32 appearances for the Londoners during a two-year spell at Allianz Park, surpassing 100 Gallagher Premiership matches in May.

He was an influential figure for the club’s young talent and provided vital experience in Storm’s run to the 2018/19 Premiership Rugby Shield title.

Off the field, with help from Saracens and the RPA, Day co-founded fourfive CBD alongside fellow second row George Kruis – a brand helping athletes maintain an active lifestyle.

“It’s been an amazing two years,” said Day, the former Scarlets and Bath lock who arrived at Saracens in 2017 via a year at Super Rugby’s Melbourne rebels and Japan Top League’s Toyota Verblitz. 

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“I’ve met a lot of really good people and have been a part of a team which has won four trophies since I’ve been here.

“It’s been more than I could ever have asked for. Saracens are a massive club and pride themselves on being up there and winning things; being part of that has been amazing.”

Director of Rugby Mark McCall said: “Dom has been a brilliant person to have at the club over the last two seasons. In particular, he has played a key role in mentoring some of our younger players both on and off the field.

“We wish him and Nadia well as they embark on this exciting new challenge and will always be grateful to him for the huge contribution he has made at our club.”

Day will now link up in the Legion pack with Armitage in the 2020 season after the back row decided a switch to San Diego was in his best interests rather than a move down the ranks in France where he had plied his trade the last eight seasons at Toulon and Pau.

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Dominic Day becomes the latest European player to give MLR a try