Longbottom kicks off Sarries career

Date published: August 22 2014

Kieran-Longbottom-Saracens-2014_3193950

New Saracens signing Kieran Longbottom showed he is ready for the new season with a 50-minute debut against the Ospreys.

New Saracens signing Kieran Longbottom showed he is ready for the new season with a 50-minute debut against the Ospreys.

The former Force prop started the game against the Welsh region, that Sarries eventually won 39-5.

It's been three weeks since the 28-year-old arrived at the club, and defence and forwards coach Paul Gustard revealed Longbottom has settled in straightaway.

“I thought he did great out there,” said Gustard.

“Kieran has fitted in really well with the squad since the self-proclaimed 'K-Bomb' has come over from the Western Force.

“We've got four very good tightheads at the club in Juan Figallo, Petrus Du Plessis and JJ [James Johnston], and hopefully they will strive and push each other . I think Kieran had a very competent debut.”

“It was really good to be out there,” added Longbottom.

“On a personal note, it was great to have played my lungs out a bit, and put a couple of good scrums in out there. I can move forward from here and look to hopefully get better and better.”

COMMENTS