England full-back Alex Goode has extended his contract at relegated Saracens until 2023, but will spend next season on loan at NEC Green Rockets in Japan.
The 32-year-old has spent 14 years in north London after joining the Academy in the mid-noughties and is set to become part of an elite group of Saracens to make 300 appearances for the club.
Goode will move at the end of the 2019-20 Premiership campaign before returning to Mark McCall’s side in May.
Named 2015/16 Premiership Rugby Player of the Season, Goode was voted 2019 European Player of the Year as Saracens recorded a third European title in four seasons before going on to win a fifth English final.
Goode is relishing the opportunity of a new experience in Japan before returning to the club he holds close to his heart.
“I love being part of this club,” he said. “I love the environment, coming in every day and being with friends, people who I’ve known for many years.
“I’ve had 14 years at this club and I’ve loved every moment. Everyone has given me so much and given me and my family so many memories over the years which will stay with me for the rest of my life.”
JOIN THE RUCK:
Eight wild rugby nights out
1. Greig Laidlaw & Finn Russell
After going a decade without lifting the Calcutta Cup and having to endure a long spell of England dominance, it was finally time to party in Scotland following their Six Nations victory at Murrayfield in February 2018.
2. England vs dwarves, 2011
Current Captain Mike Tindall was leading his country into battle at the 2011 Rugby World Cup but still had time to play a part in the ‘Mad Midget Weekender’ along with a number of other squad memnull
3. Alex Goode
We couldn’t pick just one from the Saracens fullbacks infamous celebrations. Check out our full timeline of his Champions Cup celebrations.