Bristol’s cheeky message to Saracens after signing Malins
After announcing the signing of Saracens and England outside back Max Malins yesterday, Bristol Bears thought they would try their luck with Sarries.
Malins spent the 2020/21 season on loan at the Bears while Saracens were in the Championship, where he finished top of the Gallagher Premiership and won the European Challenge Cup. He was also joined by Saracens teammate current Premiership player of the season Ben Earl at Ashton Gate, and Bristol maybe tried to lure the flanker back west on social media after signing Malins.
The Bears shared a meme of Malins, Earl and scrum-half Harry Randall together, writing “miss you”. Saracens did see the funny side in it though, replying with a joke of their own.
Hey, @BenEarlba 👋
miss you x pic.twitter.com/rawxnHYLgr
— Bristol Bears 🐻 (@BristolBears) October 4, 2022
— Saracens Rugby Club (@Saracens) October 4, 2022
After the signing was announced, Bristol Director of rugby Pat Lam said: “Max is already one of the top players in the Gallagher Premiership and he made a huge impact during his loan spell with us at the Bears. We are all looking forward to welcoming him back into our team again.
Malins added: “I’m delighted to have signed with the Bears. During my loan period, I was made to feel very welcome by the fans, thoroughly enjoyed my rugby and made some good friends. I look forward to returning and hope to carry on where I left off.”
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall said on the Saracens website: “We would like to thank Max for his contribution to the club and wish him all the best for what lies ahead. As a player who came through our academy, we know this was a difficult decision for him, and we look forward to him continuing his current form for the rest of this season.”
Malins added: “I feel privileged to have represented such a special club for many years. I’m extremely grateful for all the support I’ve received and lifelong friends I’ve made over this period. I look forward to continuing to give my all until the end of the season and hope to finish on a high.”