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Akina Gondwe: Saracens sign former Worcester Warriors prop after loan spell

Saracens Woman have signed former Worcester Warriors prop Akina Gondwe on a permanent deal.

Gondwe made her first start for the club against Loughborough Lightning on Saturday.

She had initially joined the north London club on loan after Warriors pulled out of this season's competition.

Gondwe said: "It's been a crazy few weeks. I'm excited for the future and where I can take my career from here."

Sarries Director of Rugby Alex Austerberry told the club website: "Akina is an experienced player. She's really powerful and has put us under a lot of pressure at scrum time in the past. She's a player we've always admired and it's fantastic to have her in the group, with the quality and ability around the park that she has.

"It's heartbreaking what has happened in Worcester and some great people have been affected, but I'm pleased that we have been able to give Akina this opportunity to continue her career in North London."