Six academy players will be joining the Saracens first team squad for pre-season next month after being promoted ahead of the new campaign.

Nathan Earle, Maro Itoje, Charlie Kingsman, Josh Sharp, Hayden Stringer and Nick Tompkins have been all been tied to the club on permanent deals after impressing in the lower ranks. 

“It great that six young rugby players, who all have so much potential and ability, are progressing into the full time academy,” academy manager Don Barrell told the club website.

“All have their individual goals and focuses but our long term goal is to develop all of our academy players into rugby players who are capable of excelling in a first team environment.”