Mar 01, 2018
Saracens sign Cowan for the remainder of the season
Saracens Rugby Club is pleased to confirm the signing of London Irish forward Blair Cowan until the end of the 2017/18 season.
The Scottish international arrives from London Irish and bolsters Mark McCall’s options in the back row, with Schalk Burger, Callum Clark, Joel Conlon, Michael Rhodes and Billy Vunipola ruled out for varied periods.
Cowan, who has 17 Scotland caps, featured at the 2015 Rugby World Cup and recently made his 100th appearance for Irish.
An integral part of the Exiles’ side for five years, the 31-year-old adds vital experience to the squad ahead of a busy run in.
“We’re very fortunate to bring in a player of Blair’s experience and quality,” McCall said.
“He will provide great cover for the amount of injuries we have in the back row and we’re extremely grateful to London Irish for allowing him to join us.”
Cowan can be recalled at any time as part of the loan agreement.