Alex Goode scores wonderful try on record-breaking appearance for Saracens - Ruck

Alex Goode scores wonderful try on record-breaking appearance for Saracens

Alex Goode marked his record-breaking 339th game with a 12-point haul as leaders Saracens held off Sale to make it seven Premiership wins from seven.

The long-serving former England full-back, who became Sarries’ most capped player, celebrated with their opening score as the hosts went onto secure a 33-22 victory.

Mark McCall tribute:

“Alex’s performance against Sale was as it always is, because I don’t think there’s been a more consistent player in the Premiership for the last 10 years,” said McCall.

“I can’t remember a bad game and he performs at a consistently brilliant level.

“We watched a highlights video of him on Friday and you could hear a pin drop in the room because our younger players, who haven’t really seen it all, were amazed by what they saw.

“He’s been an incredible player but also an incredible person for the club as well. He enjoys a final and he also enjoys a post-final.

“But he’s also wonderful with our younger players. He’s got huge rugby IQ and our younger players are lucky that he takes the time he does with them.”

Emotional Entrance:

Goode try:

Tompkins try assist:

Post-match interview:

Alex Goode facts:

  1. All-rounder Goode appeared at the national schools athletics finals, played county tennis and was part of the Ipswich Town football academy before joining Saracens
  2. He is the nephew of Jo Goode, who won an Olympic bronze in Badminton in Sydney.
  3. A fly half by trade, he moved to full back and has played the majority of his games for Saracens in these positions
  4. He had  a loan spell in Japan with NEC Green Rockets in 20/21, but looks like he has never been away after settling straight back in to the number 15 shirt.
  5. Named Premiership Rugby Player of the Season in 2015/16, Goode excelled in 2018/19 as Saracens won the double and was recognised for his displays by being voted European Player of the Year

TIMELINED: The full story of Alex Goode’s incredible drinking session

Alex Goode celebrated his Champions Cup Final victory in some style as the Saracens full-back was pictured wearing his full kit a full 24 hours after lifting the trophy.

The story has since continued…


17:00 – Kicks off against Leinster in the Champions Cup final.

19:15 – Wins the Champions Cup and the festivities begin.


13:00 – Remains in full kit for the plane…

18:00 – Spot the odd one out…

20:00 – Just this.

Sean Maitland documented Goode’s exploits on his Instagram, stating that Goode is on a ‘different level’ before tagging England Rugby’s official account to notify them of Goode’s availability.

21:00 – ‪Even the gum shield is still in his sock!