Saracens have signed Australian scrum-half Nick Stirzaker on a three-month deal.

The Aviva Premiership club confirmed Stirzaker's arrival at Allianz Park until March, giving them options at number nine following an injury to England international Richard Wigglesworth.

London-born Stirzaker, 26, has captained the Melbourne Rebels and made more than 50 appearances for them.

"Nic is an experienced player. He's got 60 Super Rugby caps, which is a lot for a young man," Saracens rugby director Mark McCall told the club's website.

"He is a very exciting scrum-half with great passing ability and great running ability, and with Henry Taylor out for the rest of the season and with Richard Wigglesworth's recent injury we fell a little bit vulnerable in that area.

"So it is great to be able to bring Nic's quality across."