18 September 2019

Saracens women sign Irish 7s international

Saracens women have signed Ireland 7s international Jade Wong.

The star has joined for the defending champions after nine seasons with Richmond.

Wong said: “I am excited at the opportunity of joining Saracens – they are an outstanding team. They have an exceptional balance of club and international players. There is so much depth at the club

“I have really enjoyed pre-season – we have been pushed in all areas of the game. The biggest thing for me is the mental fortitude the players seem to instil within each other.

“Their perseverance in all areas of the game and player responsibility is expected throughout each part of training.

“It has been a pleasure being part of Richmond RFC for so many years – I feel that I am ready for this new challenge and I look forward to what lies ahead!”

Alex Auterberry, Saracens Women had coach, said: “Jade is a player that we have always admired and she has always been a fierce competitor, working hard on the park and with a physical edge.

“Those experiences and characteristics alone would suggest she is going to be a great asset to the club as she starts a new chapter in her rugby life."

Wong helped her national 7s side qualify for the World Sevens Series but injury prevented her from playing in the tournament.

Away from rugby, Wong is a teacher at a school in Suffolk.

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