Richard Wigglesworth signs short-term deal with Saracens

Richard Wigglesworth joined Saracens in 2010
Richard Wigglesworth joined Saracens in 2010

Saracens have confirmed that England scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth has signed a short-term contract with the club.

As a result, Wigglesworth will remain with Saracens until the end of the 2019/20 season which was suspended by the pandemic coronavirus.

The 37-year-old has been with Saracens since 2010 when he moved from Sale Sharks and has 246 appearances for the club. During his career he has enjoyed five Premiership titles and three Champions Cup titles with Saracens and is now hoping to finish his career with them on a high.

“It’s been brilliant to get sorted so we can finish the season off properly,” said Wigglesworth.

“I’m gutted for the lads that don’t get that, I’m lucky enough to have that goal at the end of the season and get to finish off the right way.

“I can’t wait to get into the team environment when we’re allowed to and say this is what we want to do and this is how we want to do it.

“That process of us turning up, trying to get better is something that I’ve missed and I’m sure the lads will be quite keen to get back and get going.”

Wigglesworth has played 33 Tests for England since his debut 2008 and his last appearances for the red rose team came during the November series in 2018.