Brad Barritt rugby player
Brad Barritt rugby player

Brad Barritt

8th Jul 1986 1.86m/101kg Inside Centre

A cornerstone of Saracens' squad since 2008 having joined the side from the Sharks in the Durban. A hotly contest midfield in South Africa saw Barritt make the most of his English passport and became an intregal part of Saracens and England's midfield.

He was named the Saracens’ Player of the Season Award in just his second season, the 2009/10 season.

His ferocious tackling and strong ball carrying are a trademark of his game while he also straightens the line beautifully. Having missed out on the initial Lions squad in 2013, the abrasive centre was called up as backline cover midway through the tour. Barritt missed the start of the 2013/14 season through an ankle injury and has lost his starting place in the England side with the emergence of Luther Burrell and Billy Twelvetrees in the midfield.

Stepping up to assume the captaincy after deputising for Alistair Hargreaves on a number of occasions, Barritt took on the role on a permanent basis from the 2016/17 season onwards, leading the team to a Champions Cup title defence in the process.

Two Premiership winners’ medals and a further Heineken Champions Cup have followed under his leadership with the latter accolade coming in a man-of-the-match display against Leinster in May 2019.

After helping Saracens reclaim the Premiership title during the 2017/18 season, Barritt signed a new deal with the club which would see him remain at the club for the 2018/19 & 2019/2020 seasons.

The 26 test cap international earned the last of his caps in 2015 and in December 2019 he earned his 250th cap for Saracens in the Champions Cup win over Munster, with 63 appearances coming in the Champions Cup.

Career

saracens Saracens
Outside Centre
2008 - present
Kearsney College logo Kearsney College
Inside Centre
sharks Sharks
Outside Centre
2006 - 2009
England Saxons
Outside Centre
2009 - 2011
R2fRSPlg British & Irish Lions
Inside Centre
2013 - 2013
england England
Outside Centre
2012 - 2016