Bristol Bears have secured the signature of a promising young talent in scrum-half Tom Whiteley.
The 25 year-old joins Pat Lam’s outfit from Saracens for whom he boasts 49 caps and 91 points.
“Competition and quality depth right across all positions is crucial for our continued growth,” said Lam.
“Tom has the hunger and ambition to compete with the scrum halves we have here already. His skillset and talent certainly complement the way we like to play the game.
“To add another young, talented scrum half to our squad is exciting and Tom will ensure that we keep raising the bar and standard in all positions as we strive to be world class in everything we do.”
Whiteley is looking forward to the new opportunity:
“I'm excited by the opportunity at Bristol Bears. Everybody can see the direction the club is heading and the ambition that Pat Lam and the team are showing in their game,” he said.
“You feel a fantastic wave of energy simply when you walk into the new Bears high Performance Centre. I'm looking forward to continuing my development as a player and realising my full potential in that environment.”