TRANSFER NEWS | Alex Goode agrees move away from Saracens - Ruck

TRANSFER NEWS | Alex Goode agrees move away from Saracens

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.

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.


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