Jun 05, 2019
Thankful Judge bids farewell
Christian Judge’s time at Saracens ended on a high and with a Gallagher Premiership medal around his neck.
The prop joined the club on an initial loan in September but stayed the whole campaign, making a huge contribution during his 22 appearances.
In that time he made his Premiership debut and scored on his first European outing, as well as playing his part in Saracens Storm’s Premiership Rugby Shield triumph.
Judge leaves Sarries with three titles to his name, something he says he wouldn’t have dream of ‘in a million years’.
“It’s pretty nuts to say the least! It was a hugely surreal day but what a day and it’s absolutely amazing,” he said following the Men in Black’s win over Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham.
“A – I never thought I would stay the whole season, but B – to feature in the final and win is what dreams are made of. I never thought it would happen and I’m so thankful to have been given this shot. I’m so happy.”
He continued: “I’ve tried to take it week by week and make the most of the opportunity which sounds a bit cliché but that’s genuinely the way I’ve approached it. To be in this position now is crazy.”
Judge has become a cult hero amongst supporters and has proved a popular figure with the coaches and players alike.
Humble and extremely thankful, the 26-year-old departs for Bath with a lot of memories.
“The fans have just been amazing ever since my first game when I came off the bench against Bath, they’ve been so supportive. I think it says a lot about the club that the supporters are so strong and are always there cheering you. It’s really added to my time here at Saracens.
“Along with that I can’t thank the coaches enough. They’ve given me the opportunity to come in and play and I owe them a lot.
“It’s been amazing. It’s a really strong group, everyone mucks in together. When it’s going well we have a good time and even when it’s not we do too and everyone sticks together. There is a lot of character and a really strong identity around the club and it comes from that family feel. Every day in training everyone looks after each other, makes the most of it and we’ve made some memories.”