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Saracens link up with Bedford
ESPN Staff
June 25, 2012
Saracens winger James Short attempts to break a tackle, Saracens v Harlequins, Aviva Premiership, Wembley Stadium, London, England, March 31, 2012
James Short will spend some time with Bedford next term © Getty Images
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Saracens have announced a dual registration agreement with Championship side Bedford.

Last term Bedford had eight of Saracens' players on a similar agreement but due to the World Cup and their injury problems, Saracens ended up retaining the bulk of the players. The new arrangement sees nine of Sarries' players joining on dual registration agreements with Luke Baldwin also making a season-long loan switch.

The nine players who have been dual registered are: Will Fraser (back row), George Kruis (second row), Ben Ransom (full back), Scott Spurling (hooker), Sam Stanley (centre), James Short (wing), Duncan Taylor (centre/wing), Mako Vunipola (prop), Jackson Wray (back row).

Saracens CEO Edward Griffiths commented on the arrangement saying: "This is a partnership between equals, with each party getting more than it gives. That is why the Bedford-Saracens link has been so successful in recent seasons, and that is why it will continue to be successful."

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