Nottingham Rugby can announce that prop Matt Parr, lock
Nic Rouse and centre Tim Streather will be leaving the club at the
end of the season.
LEAVING: (L to R)
Tim Streather has penned a deal Saracens, while Nic Rouse and Matt
Parr join London Irish.
Streather, 24, has penned a deal with Premiership leaders
Saracens, while front five forwards Parr, 30, and Rouse, 31, have
signed with top-flight club London Irish.
Head coach Martin Haag, who signed a two-year contract extension
with the Meadow Lane club last week, said: "It is always sad to see
players go, but Nic, Matt and Tim have done a tremendous amount for
this club over a number of years.
"All three have fitted into the ethos and shown the character of
a Nottingham player.
"They have been a big part of the team this season, putting us
in a great position to challenge for premiership promotion and I
know they are going to continue to perform at their best for as
long as they wear Nottingham Rugby's colours.
"They should be congratulated for what they've put into this
club and we wish them the very best in the future."
Parr, who has made 153 appearances in all competitions over two
spells with Nottingham after first joining the club in 2006, said:
"I've had a great time at Nottingham, and it really has been a home
away from home for me.
"When an opportunity like this comes along, the chance to play
at the highest level, it's not something I could turn down.
"My focus right now is on playing for the Green and Whites
because we still have a job to do and we are all determined to go
as far as we can this season."
Rouse echoed his teammate's sentiment: "It's sad to be leaving
Nottingham, a club that I've played more than 150 games for over a
number of years.
"It was a tough decision to sign with another club, but this
opportunity is simply too big and not something I wanted to live to
regret if I didn't take it.
"This season has been tremendous for Nottingham and that is
where the interest from Irish has come from. Working under Martin
Haag this season has been great and has really helped me lift my
game to that next level. I also have fitness and conditioning coach
Jo Brun and the physio team headed by Matt Taylor to thank for the
work they have done to help me get into the best shape of my
Streather, who has made 88 appearances in all competitions since
joining the club in 2009, said: "I've thoroughly enjoyed my four
seasons here and I've got a lot to thank Nottingham for. The club
gave me the chance and showed faith in me to play games week in and
week out and I wouldn't be in the position to be moving on to
Saracens without the Green and Whites.
"Right now my only focus is playing for Nottingham and making
this season a truly memorable one."