London Irish sign Saracens winger James Short on two-year deal

James Short of Saracens in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and London Welsh at Allianz Park on March 3, 2013
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London Irish sign winger James Short from Saracens on a two-year deal.

London Irish have announced that they have signed Saracens winger James Short on a two-year contract.

The 24-year-old, who scored 12 tries in 54 appearances for the Saracens, will become an Exiles player following a loan stint at London Wasps.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Saracens and winning the Premiership in 2011 was a real highlight," Short told the club's official website. "However, I feel it is time for a new challenge and the chance to join London Irish is a perfect opportunity for me."

Director of rugby Brian Smith added: "James has a huge amount of Premiership experience for a 24-year-old. He is extremely talented, a great finisher and an ambitious player who will be a huge asset to our squad."

Short made his debut for Saracens in November 2010.

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