Strettle settled at Sarries

England winger 'delighted' to be at Vicarage Road

Last Updated: 13/07/10 7:03am

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Strettle: Delighted

Strettle: Delighted

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England winger David Strettle is relishing the chance to shine at Saracens.

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The 26-year-old completed his switch across London from Harlequins in the summer - and having spent time on tour with fellow new signing Richard Wigglesworth and centre Brad Barritt, Strettle has quickly settled in at Vicarage Road.

"Things have been going really well and all the players have really helped me settle in," said Strettle, who has been included in England's elite player squad for the forthcoming season.

"It's helped knowing a number of the guys. Obviously, having played Premiership rugby for many years I know a lot of the players and I've also just got back off tour with players like Richard Wigglesworth and Brad Barritt.

"I also know Andy Farrell really well from playing alongside him with England a few years ago.

"But I'm delighted to have made the move and this is a club that a lot of people want to play at, especially when you see the kind of rugby that Saracens have been playing."

Strettle has had an unlucky run with injury in recent seasons, but the former RPA young player of the year is determined to show Saracens and England fans what he is capable of ahead of the World Cup in New Zealand.

"I knew when I went on tour with England over the summer that I might not get any Test time, but my main aim was to take any chances I could get and work my way back into the EPS squad and then to concentrate on trying to get into the World Cup squad," he said.

"But that's a long way off and if you take care of things domestically, then internationally they will take care of themselves.

"As a new player at a club you want to show your team mates and fans what you are about so I am looking forward to a lot of hard work over what should be an enjoyable season."

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