George Kruis to leave Saracens for Japan's Panasonic Wild Knights

Second row signs for a year with option of another Kruis still keen to represent Lions and England again George Kruis will end his 11-year association with Saracens in November and move to Japan after signing for Panasonic Wild Knights, but the Lions second-row still hopes to add to his 45 England caps. With Saracens dropping into the Championship as punishment for repeated breaches of the Premiership’s salary cap regulations, Kruis decided it was the right time to make a move he had been mulling over for two years. By basing himself abroad he will not be able to play for England unless an exceptional circumstance arises. Continue reading...