CORNISH Pirates scrum-half Alex Day will join Premiership giants Saracens this summer.

The former England under-20 player has been at the Pirates since 2015 after joining from Northampton and he has firmly established himself in the Championship.

He was voted Cornish Pirates’ players’ player of the year for the 2017/18 campaign and is relishing the opportunity to make the step up to the Premiership again with Saracens.

“I spoke to Judgey (former Pirates player Christian Judge) and he mentioned how great the culture is at Saracens,” said Day.

“They’ve been really successful over the past five years or so and I’m excited to be a part of that.

“I’d like to thank everyone at Cornish Pirates for everything they have done for me during my time at the club.”

Saracens’ director of rugby Mark McCall said: “Alex has been a consistent performer in the Championship over the past few seasons and we are looking to having him at Saracens.”

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