Tamara Taylor to make Saracens exit

Tamara Taylor has made 21 appearances for Saracens
Tamara Taylor has made 21 appearances for Saracens

Saracens have confirmed that second-rower Tamara Taylor has made her exit from the Allianz Premier 15s club ahead of the new season.

Being the second most capped player for the England Women's team with 115 appearances to her name, Taylor was part of the 2006, 2010, 2017 and the victorious 2014 World Cup campaign.

She also made 21 appearances for Saracens and also helped them claim the Allianz Premier 15s title in the 2021/22 season.

“I have certainly learnt a lot from the last two seasons as player coach at Saracens, " he told the club's official website.

"I will always be grateful to the staff for giving me the opportunity to coach and play with the top of the Premier 15s, and also to the support staff who tested me, helped me and patched me up.

"I want to thank the players who welcomed me and those who supported and understood my logistical challenges travelling from the North East. And finally to the supporters – thank you for taking me into your black and red family.

"All the best for the coming season.”

Saracens Women head coach Alex Austerberry thanked Taylor for her contribution to the club.

“Tam has made a significant contribution to Saracens over the last two seasons. In a playing and coaching capacity, Tam has made an impact on the development of players and on our performance.

"Stepping in at a challenging time, Tam came in and drove the programme forward and shared her wealth of knowledge with all those at the club. I am very much grateful for all of her efforts and I very much wish her all the best in her next steps.

"I have no doubt that Tam will continue to drive the game forward and will go on to have achievements off the field that mirror her hugely successful playing career. All that is left for me to say is thank you.”