TAMAR Saracens’ preparations for life in the Cornwall/Devon League are set to be handed a boost this week with a training session from Wales prop Aaron Jarvis and England Counties lock Dan Williams.
The pair, both son-in-laws of Saracens president Huw Davies, have agreed to pop down to Parkway to do some coaching with the ambitious city side after returning from recent tours.
Devon-born Jarvis, who will play for French Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne in 2016/17, was called up to join the Wales squad in New Zealand, while former Gloucester and London Welsh forward Williams, who has just re-signed for Plymouth Albion, went to Canada with England Counties.
“It is really positive for the club to have Aaron and Dan come down and do some coaching,” said Saracens’ Stuart Busfield.
This week is likely to be the last chance Jarvis has for a while to offer some help to Saracens due to his forthcoming move to France.
Saracens are busy preparing for their first experience of level eight rugby. They have claimed back-to-back promotions to move from Devon Two to the Cornwall/Devon League within two years.
They have already boosted their squad for next term by signing utility back Frazer Tatchell from Devonport High School Old Boys. Tatchell can play fly-half, centre of fly-half.
“I told him with his ability he should be playing higher,” said Busfield.
The Saracens coach believes it is important everyone in his squad has competition for their shirt and he hopes to add a few more new faces before the club open their campaign with a home game against fellow new boys Lanner on September 3.