Rugby: Munster Man Peter Stringer Set to Leave Saracens for Newcastle Falcons

Peter CollinsContributor IFebruary 23, 2012

WATFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29:  Peter Stringer of Saracens in action during the LV=Cup Round 3 match between Saracens and Worcester Warriors at Vicarage Road on January 29, 2012 in Watford, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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PETER Stringer joined English giants Saracens on the fifth of December last year on a three month loan deal to cover for the injured scrumhalves Neil De Kock and Richard Wigglesworth, he will now be moving on to bottom of the League side Newcastle Falcons where he will try and aid them from relegation.

The Irishman found himself left out of favour and out of many of Munster's match day squads due to the uprising of their new vibrant scrumhalf Conor Murray who is looking to be very promising in the future, and he just didn't have the physicality to out-muscle Tomas O'Leary for the place on the bench.

During his short career at Saracens he helped them win their group in the Heineken to advance to the quarter finals, made nine appearances overall and scored his only try for them in the Anglo-Welsh game against the Worcester Warriors last month.

Stringer will play his last game for the Sarries against Northampton Saints on 4 march, and will then head to the North East where he will link up with his new team Newcastle Falcons. Newcastle have got a really good deal here as they have acquired the services of international player with 98 Caps for his country. The Irishman will hopefully take part in their match against Harlequins on 12 March.

Stringer will remain with the Falcons until the end season, where he will then return to Munster, the club which he has made 223 appearances, scoring a total of 55 points.