Tries from England U20 star George Perkins and the former Millfield School flyer Tom Whiteley helped Saracens to a 38-3 win over the Army at the Honorary Artillery Company yesterday evening.
The game also saw England U20 winger Nathan Earle make his return to rugby after a long absence due to an Achilles tendon injury.
The standout moment of the game though was Whiteleyâ€™s stunning solo effort after coming on as a sub in the driving rain at the HAC.
Whiteley will be joined next year in the Senior Academy by Exeter Chiefsâ€™ Joel Conlon, who joins Saracens this summer, linking up with Nathan Earle, Aaron Morris, Hayden Thompson-Stringer, Biyi Alo, Maro Itoje, Henry Taylor, and Nick Tompkins, all of whom were his teammates during last yearâ€™s Junior World Championship with England U20.
Commenting on his move to Saracens, Conlon said:
â€œâ€˜Iâ€™m really excited to be moving to Saracens next season. Theyâ€™re a club with a lot of ambition and I canâ€™t wait to get started there.â€
Saracens Academy Manager, Don Barrell, said:
â€œJoel is coming in to be part of our senior academy group who we expect to progress at a good rate into the senior set-up. Weâ€™re very excited to have him on board. Weâ€™re really happy to get him. Heâ€™s a hugely talented prospect and I think he has proven that in the games heâ€™s played for Exeter. He had a fantastic Junior World Championship campaign for England last summer and we think heâ€™s a back rower with a huge amount of potential.â€
In other Academy news today Bath have announced that former Millfield back three player Rich Lane will be moving to Jersey in the Championship this summer, while former St Josephâ€™s College winger George Wacokecoke will also be leaving their Academy.