Saracens announce signing of Hugh Tizard from Harlequins

Hugh Tizard has made 27 appearances for Harlequins since October 2019
Hugh Tizard has made 27 appearances for Harlequins since October 2019

Saracens have announced the signing of lock Hugh Tizard from Premiership rivals Harlequins ahead of the 2022/23 season.

The 21-year-old made his senior debut with Harlequins in October 2019 and has gone on to make 27 appearances for them. He was also part of the side that clinched the Premiership title in the 2020/21 season.

He also had a four appearances for England Under 20.

“I’m massively excited to make the move to Saracens at the end of the season. Although it was an incredibly hard decision, I feel that it is the right decision for my rugby," he told the club's official website.

"I want to challenge myself and grow as a player and I feel Saracens will be the perfect place to do that.

"I’m looking forward to working with Mark McCall and the rest of the coaches and joining up with the squad next season.”

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall is delighted with the addition of Tizard to the squad.

“We are delighted to be welcoming Hugh to Saracens. He has significant experience considering he is just 21 years old and we were impressed by his obvious hunger and determination to take his game to the next level.

Hugh will compliment the other locks we have at the club very well and we are confident he can realise his huge potential in the years to come.”

Saracens are positioned second in the Gallagher Premiership table with eight wins from 12 matches.