Argentina international Marcelo Bosch to leave Saracens at end of season

Marcelo Bosch has made 130 appearances for Saracens
Marcelo Bosch has made 130 appearances for Saracens
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Argentina international Marcelo Bosch will make an exit from Gallagher Premiership club Saracens at the end of the ongoing season.

The 35-year-old joined the Allianz Park outfit from French club Biarritz in 2013 and has racked up 130 appearances for the club since then. During his time with Saracens, Bosch went on to enjoy three Premiership titles and back to back Champions Cup triumph in 2016 and 2017 editions.

“It’s been magnificent and I’m very grateful,” he told the official website of the club.

“I arrived at the age of 29 and if you would have told me at that time that I would still be over here playing for this team I wouldn’t have imagined it.

“We play rugby and we are blessed to play something that we love and even more so because we’re involved in a team like this one with very good human beings involved, great people behind the scenes as well – perhaps people who aren’t on the field or not the coaches but people you cross every day who have a smile on their face and it’s great to catch up with them as well.

“It will be sad to leave because when you’re in a place you’re very happy, you love loads of things and you have made amazing memories then it’s hard to let go. I want to remember this time of my life with a smile on my face and feel blessed to have lived here the past six years.”

Bosch has played 87 Tests for Argentina since making his Test debut in 2007 with his last appearance for the Pumas coming during the 2015 World Cup clash against Australia.

“When we recruit players at Saracens, we are primarily concerned with signing good people. In Marcelo, we have a clear example of why," said Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall.

“Chelo gives everything for his teammates every time he takes the field, playing with his trademark style and grace. Off the field he has significantly contributed to the development of the Saracens culture; many within our group consider Chelo a close friend and someone whom they will always hold in great affection.

"He is a man of enormous integrity and has always put the team’s needs above his own. He has made Saracens a better club. We wish him and his family every success in the future.”

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