Saracens swoop for Hodgson

England fly-half agrees long-term deal

Last Updated: 10/01/11 11:54am

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Hodgson: Joining Saracens

Hodgson: Joining Saracens

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Saracens have confirmed they have agreed a deal to bring Charlie Hodgson to Vicarage Road next season.

England fly-half Hodgson had already confirmed that he would be leaving Sale at the end of his current deal for a 'fresh challenge' after 11 years at the club.

And the Premiership's all-time record points scorer has now agreed a long-term deal to move to Saracens.

Director of Rugby Mark McCall told the club's official site: "As a club, we have been making massive strives over the past couple of years and the signing of Charlie Hodgson is another major step.

"He is a world-class player whose personality and ability ideally suits our environment.

Excited

"Charlie was wanted by many leading clubs, and we are delighted he has chosen to sign with Saracens."

The move will see Hodgson team up with his former half-back partner from the Sharks, Richard Wigglesworth.

And the 30-year-old Hodgson admitted is looking forward to making the move south.

He said: "I am excited to be joining a club now recognised as the most ambitious and player-friendly in the Premiership.

"Saracens have great people and great plans - there really is something special happening in north London, and I'm looking forward to being part of it."

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