STATEMENT: Saracens confirm two retirements as era comes to an end - Ruck

STATEMENT: Saracens confirm two retirements as era comes to an end

Saracens wing Alex Lewington has announced he will retire at the end of the season.

The winger, who has become one of the top try-scorers in Gallagher Premiership history will hang up his boots after a sparkling career that has spanned 15 years at the highest level.

Since 2018, Lewington has put on the Red and Black shirt on 130 occasions, and has scored 45 tries in that time, showing his remarkable try-scoring ability. His 62 tries in the top flight make him the 12th top try scorer in the history of the Premiership.

He has enjoyed plenty of silverware as well at StoneX Stadium, being involved in three Premiership winning campaigns, a European Cup in 2019 and the Championship promotion campaign in 2021.

“All good things must come to an end!” he said

“I’ve decided to retire from professional rugby at the end of the current season. I can’t express what the sport has given me; friendships, purpose, happiness and the chance to live my dream.

“I’ve had the privilege of playing with some amazing players and meeting some brilliant people. There’s been so many amazing days on the pitch but I’ve also loved every second of everything that comes with it.

“With that being said, there’s plenty of rugby to be played over the remainder of this season and I’m looking forward to ripping in with this special Saracens group.”

Sonia Green retires:

After an incredible career that has spanned over 20 years, in excess of 300 club appearances and taken Green from Bramley Road to StoneX Stadium and right around the world, the incredibly popular forward will bring the curtain down on her storied career following the conclusion of the 2023/24 season.

Green has tasted significant success throughout her career, winning multiple league and cup titles across over 300 first team appearances for the club, as well as captaining England 7s and representing England A.

Combining her playing career with her role as Vice Principal at Saracens High School in recent years, Sonic has been and will continue to be an integral part of the fabric of the Saracens family.

Reflecting on her incredible career with Saracens, Green explained that she is hanging up her boots with memories and friends that will last a lifetime.

“After 22 incredible years with Saracens, I am hanging up my boots with a heart full of gratitude and memories that will last a lifetime. The camaraderie, the battles, and the victories have all shaped me into the person I am today. As I step off the field, I carry with me the lessons learned, the friendships forged, and the legacy of a proud Saracen.

“Thank you to my teammates, coaches and everyone behind the scenes for an extraordinary journey. Retirement may mark the end of my playing days, but it opens the door to new adventures and opportunities. I am excited to embrace the next chapter in my life as well as focusing on my role of Vice Principal at Saracens High, driving the school forward and continuing to contribute to the club that has given me so much. Once a Saracen, always a Saracen.”

“New era beginning” – Saracens confirms FIVE new signings for next season

Saracens, a dominant force in the Premiership, have been actively bolstering their squad following the announcement of their esteemed captain Owen Farrell’s departure to Racing 92 this summer.

The team has already secured the services of five new players, spanning from promising young talents to seasoned internationals.

#1. Louis Johnson

The fly-half, who can also play at full-back graduated from the Falcons academy, and at just 20 years of age he has already featured in the Gallagher Premiership for Newcastle.

Johnson made his debut for the Falcons in March 2022, and that season kicked a winning conversion in the final play of the match against Leicester Tigers to show his nerve.

He has represented England at Under 20s level, and started the World Championship semi-final against France last year.

The number 10 is excited to be making the move to the capital.

“I’m incredibly excited and grateful to be joining such a prestigious club. Saracens is full of world class players and coaches and I can’t wait to learn from them.”