It’s understood that the 2019 European Player of the Year, Alex Goode, has agreed terms on a season-long loan move to Japan, according to the Mail Online
The 31-year-old is expected to return to Saracens next summer, ahead of their anticipated return to the Premiership, after a campaign in the Championship as punishment for salary cap violations.
Sunday, 9pm-ish, and Alex Goode is STILL in his Saracens kit.— The Rugby Paper (@TheRugbyPaper) May 12, 2019
Even the gum shield is still in his sock! 😂 pic.twitter.com/BPZW6hrGhW
Goode established himself as a regular in the 2008/09 season and his consistency of high level performances has contributed to the club winning five Premiership titles and three European Cups.
The full-back, who can also ply his trade at fly-half, earned international recognition with England in 2012, making his Test debut against South Africa and has gone on to earn 21 caps and represent the Barbarians.
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Another of Saracens’ England contingent, lock George Kruis, is poised to announce that he is joining a Japanese club – understood to be Panasonic Wild Knights.
Meanwhile, Wales internationals Hadleigh Parkes and Owen Williams are also set to agree moves to the far east.
The full list of who’s going & who’s staying at Saracens
Here’s our changing list of stayers, loaners, likely leavers and confirmed departures at Saracens.
- Owen Farrell
- Elliot Daly
- Jamie George
- Billy Vunipola
- Mako Vunipola
- Jackson Wray
- Alex Lewington
- Ali Crossdale
- Vincent Koch