Saracens have confirmed the signing of scrum-half Nic Stirzaker on a short-term deal.
The 26-year-old, who has penned a three-month contract will rejoin his Super Rugby club Melbourne Rebels before the start of the 2018 season and will provide cover to the injured England international Richard Wigglesworth at the Allianz Park.
Stirzaker was born in England but was raised from the age of two in Australia and has been associated with Rebels since 2012, making over 50 appearances for them.
"Nick is an experienced player. He's got 60 Super Rugby caps, which is a lot for a young man," Saracens rugby director Mark McCall told the club's website.
"He is a very exciting scrum-half with great passing ability and great running ability, and with Henry Taylor out for the rest of the season and with Richard Wigglesworth's recent injury we fell a little bit vulnerable in that area.
"So it is great to be able to bring Nick's quality across."
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