Saracens to land Lynagh

 

NEWLY-RICH Saracens, in the market for two of the biggest names of the last dozen years - French centre Philippe Sella and Australian captain Michael Lynagh - are expected to reveal Lynagh as their first big capture today.

Sella, who owns a world-record 111 caps, has made it clear that, though he wants to come to England, he is not Saracens' man.

Lynagh, 32, whose winter base is Treviso, Italy, retired from Tests when Australia were knocked out of the World Cup by England last June. He is the world's leading points-scorer with 911 from 72 Tests.

Saracens, the homely club with a minute stand, are able to talk to the top names thanks to an injection of £2.5 million from local millionaire businessman Nigel Wray.