Hayden Smith rejoins Saracens following NFL stint

Saracens confirm that lock forward Hayden Smith has returned to the club following an 18-month stint in NFL.

Saracens have confirmed that lock forward Hayden Smith has rejoined the club following a spell in NFL.

The 28-year-old spent 18 months playing for the New York Jets as a tight end but has decided to return to rugby union.

"I learned a huge amount in the NFL and various elements that will help me become a better rugby player," Smith told the club's official website.

"There is nothing like the Saracens environment. It's fantastic to be back."

Smith initially signed for the Sarries in 2008.

Steve Borthwick of Saracens catches in the line out during the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and Saracens at Twickenham Stoop on September 28, 2013
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