TAMAR Saracens are looking to recruit some new players as they start building for next season.
The Ernesettle-based club are now resigned to the fact that they will be relegated from the Cornwall/Devon League after just one year.
However, they are determined to finish the campaign on a positive note and are turning their attentions to rebuilding ready for Devon One.
“We are trying to get a new influx of players,” said spokesman Marc Cioffi.
“We will embrace any players that want to play rugby.”
After winning back-to-back promotions, Saracens have seen many of their best players tempted away by higher level rugby.
Ryan Dingle moved to Ivybridge in the summer and Arran Webb went to Devonport Services. Since then Jack Martin, Joe Wyatt and Dane Waryck have also made the short trip down to the Rectory, as has Steve Hodge, who was also part of the promotion-winning team. A couple of other players also retired last summer after their title success.
Saracens felt if they could have kept the squad that won the Devon One title together then they could have more than held their own in the Cornwall/Devon League.
However, they currently sit bottom with just one win to their name.
This weekend they travel to Withycombe and Cioffi says there is still plenty of determination and spirit in the Saracens camp.
“We still want to try and get something out of this season,” he said. “We don’t want our only win to have been that one on the first day of the season.
“We have to show any new prospective players that we are a good club.
“Things are still very positive at the club and we are just looking to build.”
A trip to Withycombe is not an easy test for a Saracens side, who were unable to get a competitive team together to play Saltash last week.
“This week we have got a decent team out,” said Cioffi.
“We had a good game against Withycombe last time at our place. We know it will be difficult at their place but we’ve got a good team going up there and we’ve trained well.
“Last week will still took a team, made up with a few veteran and social players, over to Saltash and honoured the fixture.”