Alex Lewington to switch from London Irish to Saracens ahead of next season

Alex Lewington in action for London Irish
Alex Lewington in action for London Irish
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Saracens have confirmed that winger Alex Lewington will make a move to the Allianz Park ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Lewington made his professional rugby debut with Leicester Tigers in 2009 and moved to London Irish in 2013 and is now nearing 100 appearances for the Exiles.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at London Irish, a club that has been a home away from home,” said Lewington.

"I’ve met some of my best friends at London Irish and I would like to thank all of the coaches that I have worked under for the opportunities that they have given to me.

"I would also like to thank the supporters for their continued support and I’ll be doing everything I can to help the club secure its Aviva Premiership status.

"It was a really tough decision to leave, but I’m now looking forward to a new challenge in my career."

London Irish director of rugby Nick Kennedy lauded the contribution made by Lewington for the club and wished him a successful future.

"Alex joined us from Leicester in 2013, having been on loan at Nottingham and his game has significantly improved during his time here.

"He came back from a serious injury last year and his nine tries in 10 appearances during the season run-in helped us win the Championship and gain promotion back to the Aviva Premiership.

"We would like to thank Alex for his service and we wish him well for the future."

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