Apr 28, 2017
Getting to know Saracens latest recruit Dominic Day
Dominic Day will be the latest player to join Saracens for the 2017/18 season. The Wales international lock will be joining the likes of Calum Clark (Northampton Saints & England), Will Skelton (NSW Waratahs & Australia), Christopher Tolofua (Toulouse & France) and Liam Williams (Scarlets & Wales) as Saracens’ signings for the upcoming 2017/18 season.
We take a closer look at Saracens’ latest recruit.
He knows the Premiership
In addition to his international experience, Day has also attained 110 caps in English rugby for Bath between 2012 and 2016. He played the closing 25 minutes of Bath’s 2015 Premiership final defeat to Saracens and thanks to his performances in that season he was brought into the Welsh training camp for that year’s World Cup, making his debut in a warm-up test against Ireland.
He’s played in a World Cup
Day may have only made three appearances for his country but the former Scarlets man featured when it mattered. His contribution came during the 2015 World Cup where he played against Uruguay. His contribution to Wales’ successful squad effort, where they made the quarter finals at the expense of hosts England, earned him a call-up to the 2016 Six Nations squad.
He’s played all over the world
Since Day’s 2015 World Cup adventure, he’s moved onto different experiences. Firstly, he took the risk of moving to Japan where he played 9 times for Toyota Verblitz between 2016 and the start of 2017. This was before he moved onto play for the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby in January of 2017 before his return to Premiership rugby with Saracens.
He’s vastly experienced
Having been the regular second row for Llanelli RFC and the Scarlets between 2006 and 2012, he is a very experienced operator in the pack. Having begun his career with Pembroke RFC he moved onto the Scarlets at the age of 21, making his competitive debut in 2007 against Newport Gwent Dragons.
He was a discus thrower in his youth
What is it with our locks and throwing small round objects very far? Like Nick Isiekwe, Day has pedigree in throwing the discus (Maro Itoje was also a childhood shot-put sensation). Day represented Wales Schools in the track and field competition during his youth before pursuing his ambitions elsewhere and focusing on rugby purely from the age of 15.