Plymouth Albion sign Max Crumpton from Saracens on loan

Albion sign Crumpton on loan
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Plymouth Albion acquire the signature of hooker Max Crumpton from Saracens on a loan deal.

Plymouth Albion have added hooker Max Crumpton to their ranks on a loan agreement from Premiership outfit Saracens.

The 19-year-old joins the club having made four appearances for the England Under-20s following stints at Under-16s and Under-18s level.

"This season we have been running on just two hookers and that is always a bit risky," BBC Sport quotes coach James Shanahan as saying. "He is a good physical hooker who knows me and he knows my systems.

"I have been looking for another hooker for a while and when the A League matches finished I contacted Saracens about the availability of Max. We will see how the first month goes but I would like the loan to continue until the end of the season."

Crumpton previously played under Shanahan at Old Albanians.

Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Bath at Allianz Park on September 22, 2013
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