Saracens - Michael Rhodes

Since arriving at Allianz Park in the summer of 2015, Michael Rhodes has quickly become a fan favourite, establishing himself as a tough tackling and durable back rower and making over 50 appearances for the club.
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Date & Place of Birth 12/19/1987 Durban, South Africa
Playing Position Lock / Back Row
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Height 1.98m
Weight 109kg
Sarries Debut vs Sale Sharks (17/10/15)
Player Sponsor Duncan Sinclair
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Rhodes


Since arriving at Allianz Park in the summer of 2015, Michael Rhodes has quickly become a fan favourite, establishing himself as a tough tackling and durable back rower and making over 50 appearances for the club.

 

He began his professional rugby career with the Sharks in his hometown of Durban, before stints at Super Rugby outfits the Lions and the Stormers. Rhodes’ arrival in the Premiership coincided with Saracens’ double winning 2015/16 campaign, with the talented back rower starting both the Premiership and Champions Cup finals.

 

Mike also starred in Sarries’ defence of their Champions Cup title, playing in the victory over Clermont at Murrayfield. His impressive form across his two seasons with Saracens earned him a place on the 2017 Premiership Player of the Season Shortlist, comprised by figures from across the rugby media landscape.

 

Rhodes has also had the opportunity to play for the legendary invitational side the Barbarians in their 2014 match against Leicester Tigers at Welford Road, as well as facing the British and Irish Lions in their 2009 tour of South Africa.