Oct 05, 2017
Steve Borthwick and Kyran Bracken Inducted into Premiership Hall of Fame
Saracens legends Steve Borthwick and Kyran Bracken have been inducted into the Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame at a gala event celebrating the sports finest players.
The pair joined Jason Robinson, Ben Kay, and Nick Easter as the 2017 inductees to the prestigious group that includes Jonny Wilkinson, Martin Johnson, and Lawrence Dallaglio.
Borthwick began his Saracens journey in 2008 – after ten years with Bath - and made 144 appearances at lock before retiring in 2014. He helped lead the side to three Premiership finals and was part of the 2010/11 Premiership winning side.
He is the most capped player in Premiership history - with 265 total appearances - and was a key international player. He earned 57 England caps, and captained the side 21 times, before his retirement from international rugby in 2010.
Borthwick has since moved into coaching and has risen through the ranks at speed. He is currently the England forwards coach and was an assistant coach on Warren Gatland’s staff for the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand.
Scrum-half Bracken joined Saracens from Bristol in 1996 and spent ten years at the club. Just a year after joining he helped Saracens win the Tetley’s Bitter Cup alongside Francois Pienaar and Michael Lynagh, and the side came within a point of a league and cup double. He captained the side for two years before retiring in 2006.
Bracken also earned 51 England caps between 1993-2003. He was part of the World Cup winning squad, making his final England appearance in the semi-final victory over France.
He was called up to the 1997 British and Irish Lions tour of Australia, and has been awarded an MBE for his services to rugby.
Borthwick and Bracken join the likes of former Saracens Hugh Vyvyan and Richard Hill as Premiership Hall of Fame inductees.