Stringer to join Saracens
December 3, 2011
Peter Stringer has won two Heineken Cups with Munster © Getty Images
Ireland and Munster scrum-half Peter Stringer is set to join Saracens on a three-month loan.
The 33-year-old, who has won 98 caps for Ireland, is anxious to find first-team rugby after dropping down the pecking order for Munster. And he is set to provide cover for Sarries who are currently without injured scrum-halves Neil de Cock and Richard Wigglesworth.
"I believe I still have a lot to offer and want to continue to play at the highest level," he told Munster's website. "In the situation I currently find myself, that is outside the Munster match day squad, I think this temporary switch to Saracens will serve my ambition best.
"This offers me a new challenge, and I'm grateful to Munster management for their co-operation." Munster director of coaching Tony McGahan said: "We recognise the situation Peter finds himself in, are happy to accommodate this short-term arrangement and wish Peter well."
Wigglesworth is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury while de Kock is sidelined for two to three months with a fractured arm.
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