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Saracens have announced that long-serving club man Alex Goode and current European Player of the Year, Alex Goode, has extended his contract until 2023.
The 32-year-old has committed his long-term future the club but has also agreed on a short-term switch to Japanese side NEC Green Rockets, a loan which will begin following the culmination of Sarries’ 2019/20 campaign.
Goode has spent 14 years in north London after joining the Academy in the mid-noughties and is set to become part of an elite group of Saracens to make 300 appearances for the club.
Named 2015/16 Premiership Rugby Player of the Season, Goode was voted 2019 European Player of the Year as Saracens recorded a third European title in four seasons before going on to win a fifth English final.
Goode said is relishing the opportunity of a new experience in Japan before returning to the club he holds close to his heart.
“I love being part of this club,” he said.
“I love the environment, coming in every day and being with friends, people who I’ve known for many years.
“I’ve had 14 years at this club and I’ve loved every moment. Everyone has given me so much and given me and my family so many memories over the years which will stay with me for the rest of my life.”
Director of Rugby Mark McCall said:
“Alex Goode is one of the most gifted players of his generation.
“To watch him play is to be reminded of the subtle, skilful and intangible aspects that encapsulate great rugby performances. His balance on the run, bravery in the air and execution under pressure have often made the difference in the club’s biggest moments.
“On and off the field, Alex has dedicated himself to the Saracens project since his early days in our Academy and has been a vital part of all we have achieved. We are thrilled he has committed his future to the club.”