Figallo extends Saracens contract

Date published: January 27 2016

Argentine prop Juan Figallo has signed a multi-year contract extension with English club Saracens.

The international front-rower has been capped 24 times by the London-based club since 2014 and is set for many more. Figallo is known as one of the best scrummagers in Europe. 

"Since I came over to England, it's been a really enjoyable experience, both on and off the field," quipped the 27-year-old on the club's official website.

"Last year we won the Aviva Premiership and this year we're doing well in both the league and in the Champions Cup. I've really enjoyed being here, I have a lot of friends and it's been great move for me and my family.

"I'm focused on Saracens – playing here, enjoying the club, enjoying the life and enjoying rugby. I'm delighted to be able to extend my stay here and I’m looking forward to next few years at Allianz Park."

Meanwhile, Mark McCall, Saracens Director of Rugby, is happy to have secured Figallo's services for the next few seasons. 

"We're delighted that Juan has committed his future to Saracens," said McCall.

"On the pitch, he is one of the best scrummagers in world rugby and has shown great character and resolve to battle back from injury to get back to the form that we all know he is capable of. Off the pitch, he is always smiling and is a positive influence around the club.

"Alongside some of our home-grown players in our forwards, Juan has a key role to play at Allianz Park in the upcoming seasons. We're very happy to retain his services."