Reports link Horan with Saracens
April 22, 2000
Wallaby champion Tim Horan could be on his way to Saracens at the end of the season.
Reports suggest Horan will join Sarries at the end of his year's Tri-Nations series. It is believed former Wallaby captain and former Saracens player, Michael Lynagh, who was also a Queensland and Australian team-mate of Horan's, organised the deal.
Horan, who was named Player of the Tournament at last year's World Cup, has been in outstanding form for Queensland in this year's Super 12.
It is not the first time the 29-year-old inside-centre had been linked with a move to England with his former Australian coach Bob Dwyer hopeful of luring him to Bristol following the World Cup.
If reports prove correct, then Horan's fans will have just a few more chances to see their hero run out at Ballymore. The Reds have one more Super 12 game at Ballymore, but could still host a semi-final. They then meet the Brumbies in the Ricoh Championship on Wednesday, June 7.
The Reds' final game at Ballymore for the year is against Argentina on Tuesday, June 13, and Horan's final game at the ground could be in the Test match against Argentina the following Saturday.
The Wallabies' final game for 2000 in Australia is against South Africa in Sydney, on July 29.
Horan is currently in South Africa as the Reds strive to keep alive their Super 12 hopes against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday, followed next week by the Cats in Bloemfontein.
Horan is just one of a series of names that have been linked with the London club. George Gregan, Matt Burke, Josh Kronfeld, Thomas Castaignede, Darryl Gibson and John Eales have all been rumoured to be signing for Sarries in the summer.
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