Reaching over 190 caps for Saracens, Brad Barritt has been one of the cornerstones of the Sarries ‘Wolfpack’ defence that has dominated European club rugby over the past couple of seasons.
|Date & Place of Birth||8/7/1986|
|International Honours||England Saxons, England, British & Irish Lions|
|Sarries Debut||vs Gloucester (16/11/08)|
Reaching over 190 caps for Saracens, Brad Barritt has been one of the cornerstones of the Sarries ‘Wolfpack’ defence that has dominated European club rugby over the past couple of seasons. 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.
Originally hailing from South Africa, Brad joined Saracens from Super Rugby side the Sharks in 2008, and his relentless defensive effort, granite-like toughness and incredible rugby vision made him an instant hit at the north London club, winning Saracens’ Player of the Season Award in the 2009/10 season.
His club form, as well as his appearances for the England Saxons side caught the eye of Stuart Lancaster, the then England head coach, who gave him his opportunity to play international rugby for the senior England team, as Barritt qualifies through English grandparents. He earnt 26 full international caps, with his test debut coming against Scotland in the 2012 Six Nations, and was part of the England team that recorded a famous win over the world champion All Blacks later that year, as well as becoming a British and Irish Lion in 2013.
Outside of rugby, Brad has completed a qualification in Business Management and owns a coffee company- Tiki Tonga Coffee Roasters.