Preparations for the 2020/21 Championship season at Saracens have stepped up another notch with their recruitment of Harry Sloan, the 26-year-old midfielder who has spent the past two seasons playing for Ealing.


The recruitment of the back from Trailfinders, who have had two consecutive second-place finishes in the Championship, follows Tuesday’s announcement that Will Hooley, the USA out-half, has been signed from Bedford, another second-tier rival. 

With rugby in England restarting with the backlog of games from the suspended 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership season, Sloan should feel right at home as he made 36 appearances for Harlequins in all competitions before switching to Ealing in 2018.    

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There will also be familiar faces ready to greet the centre at Saracens as he played on the same England Junior World Championship-winning side in 2014 as Nick Tompkins, Tom Woolstencroft and Maro Itoje.

“It was a brilliant opportunity for me to join the club,” said Sloan to the Saracens website after his latest decision to move London clubs. “They got a really rich success and a great culture and it was a pretty easy decision.

“My ambition is to get back playing Premiership rugby, I was lucky enough to go to Ealing and get some games under my belt which was always a problem with a few injuries in the past.


“I’ve kicked on a bit and I feel like Sarries is the best place for me to develop and hopefully perform to the ability I want to perform to.”

Saracens boss Mark McCall added: “We’re excited to welcome Harry to Saracens. He’s another player with experience of the both the Premiership and the Championship and has a real desire to show that he belongs at the top level.

“This is a great opportunity for him to progress his game and we will do all we can to support him to that end.”


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