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Academy update
Discussion started by GazzaFez , 26 June, 2019 13:59
Academy update
GazzaFez 26 June, 2019 13:59
Five Saracens Academy players have put pen to paper on new contracts at the club.
Jon Kpoku has re-signed for two more years while Andy Christie, Charlie Watson, Sam Crean and Tobias Munday have all extended their stay at Allianz Park for another 12 months.

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Re: Academy update
GazzaFez 26 June, 2019 16:16
It's obviously Academy day!

From the Fish............

Saracens is pleased to announce six young talents have put pen to paper on their first contracts at the club with four of them having represented England Under-18s.
London-born hooker Theo Dan began his rugby journey at Blackheath aged five and later played for Old Alleynians before joining Sarries at 16. He made his England U18 debut against France in March 2019.

Prop Harvey Beaton attends Sutton Valence School and played for Maidstone RFC prior to his arrival at Saracens in 2016. He is a strong front row forward who played for England U18s last season on tour in South Africa.

Talented back row Ollie Stonham began playing rugby at Felsted School and joined the Academy aged 16. He was involved in the junior England hockey training set up before earning international rugby recognition earlier this year.

Centre Josh Hallett goes to New Hall School and toured South Africa with England last summer. The skillful teen was just 16 when he was selected to play in the Academy League for Saracens U18s.

Back rower Ethan Benson was named in the England Under-17s’ Development Squad back in 2017/18. He had a difficult year with injury but managed to feature for Saracens in this year’s Under-18 Academy League.

Mink Scharink is a prop who can also play back row. The young Dutchman attended Paul Roos Gymnasium to study for the last two years ahead of penning a deal with the Men in Black. He has just completed the season with Ernst Joubert at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport.

“The hard work starts now for this group of players,” Academy Manager Mike Hynard said.

“We believe this group possess some great characteristics and personalities. I know they will make this most of this opportunity by working hard and being competitive. We’re excited to see them develop as young men here at Saracens.”

Re: Academy update
SarrieSaint 26 June, 2019 18:21
Good news. I'm not familiar with Crean or Munday but have enjoyed what I've seen of Christie and the one game I saw of Watson. I don't think I've ever actually seen Jonathan Kpoku play but I've sat near him a couple of times and he's absolutely massive.

Re: Academy update
AP 26 June, 2019 19:48
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Re: Academy update
derbyshire fan 26 June, 2019 21:21
Welcome to Mink; would he be the first Netherlander to play for Sarries?

Re: Academy update
GazzaFez 27 June, 2019 19:08
And in more news...........

Just shows how much our Academy undepins the success of Saracens.

Academy Manager Mike Hynard, Senior Academy Coach Adam Powell, Forwards Coach Kelly Brown and Backs Coach James Tirrell have all signed four-year deals.

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Re: Academy update
GazzaFez 28 June, 2019 01:10
derbyshire fan
Welcome to Mink; would he be the first Netherlander to play for Sarries?

I seem to remember Tim Visser had a trial with us during a pre-season warm-up game one summer back at Vicarage Road years ago. I think he even scored a hat trick. He obviously wasn't signed and went on to join Falcons.

Re: Academy update
JO'G 28 June, 2019 09:36
And Quins

Re: Academy update
Maroon Tyke 28 June, 2019 10:13
And 4 key Academy coaches have signed new contracts - see fish - 3 of whom were ex Sarries players! The future looks good.

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