Saracens have signed Juan Figallo, Jim Hamilton and Mike Ellery to their squad for next term

Saracens add international trio ahead of new season

Scotland lock Jim Hamilton is one of three new signings for Saracens. Picture: Action Images

Juan Figallo (centre) in action for Argentina against France. Picture: Action Images

Mike Ellery on the charge for England Saxons. Picture: Action Images

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Saracens have announced three new signings for next season with Jim Hamilton, Juan Figallo and Mike Ellery all joining the Men in Black.

Speaking to the club’s website, director of rugby Mark McCall said: “Last year we identified a handful of players who we felt would improve what is now a stable, successful and developing squad. After long and detailed negotiations, we are pleased to have finally secured each of our targets.”

Lock Hamilton, 31, is a full Scottish international who joins Sarries from Top 14 outfit Montpellier.

The Swindon-born second row began his professional career with Leicester Tigers in 2003 and spent five years at Welford Road before joining Edinburgh for two years.

After two seasons north of the border, the 55-cap Scotland international returned to the Premiership with Gloucester, with whom he spent three years before moving to Montpellier in 2013.

Tight-head prop Figallo, 26, also joins from Montpellier and is close to a return after undergoing rehabilitation for a neck injury.

A full Argentina international, the 6’2” front row joined Montpellier in 2009 but has been allowed to leave the French side as his neck injury prevents him playing in the country under Ligue Nationale de Rugby regulations.

Finally, 24-year-old England Saxons winger Ellery joins after excelling at Sevens level to try his hand at 15-a-side for the first time.

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