Alex Goode

David Alexander Vallance Goode (born 7 May 1988) is an English professional rugby union player playing in the Aviva Premiership for Saracens.

Alex Goode
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Birth nameAlexander Goode
Date of birth (1988-05-07) 7 May 1988 (age 32)
Place of birthCambridge, England
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight85 kg (13 st 5 lb; 187 lb)[1]
SchoolSt Faith's School
The Leys School
Oakham School
UniversityUniversity of Hertfordshire
Notable relative(s)Joanne Goode (aunt)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback, Fly-half
Current team NEC Green Rockets
Youth career
Bath Rugby
Cambridge R.U.F.C.
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
NEC Green Rockets (loan)
287 (629)
Correct as of 14 May 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
England U19
England U20
England Saxons
Correct as of 19 November 2016


All-rounder Goode appeared at the national schools athletics finals, played county tennis and was part of the Ipswich Town football academy before joining Saracens.

He is the nephew of Jo Goode, who won an Olympic bronze in Badminton in Sydney.

A fly half by trade, he moved to full back and has played the majority of his games for Saracens in these positions.

He was educated at St Faith's School,[2] The Leys School and Oakham School, and at the University of Hertfordshire.

Club careerEdit

He joined the academy structure at Saracens ahead of the 2006-2007 season,[3] and made his club debut against Bristol.[4] He has since signed several contract extensions.[5]. He was awarded the 2019 European Player of the Year award.

He will spend a season on loan to Japanese side NEC Green Rockets while Saracens compete in the 2020–21 RFU Championship. Subject to Saracens' success he will return to them for the following season.[6]

International careerEdit

Goode represented England at Under 16A and Under 18 level. Goode played at the 2007 Under 19 Rugby World Championship.[7] In 2008 Goode was a member of the England under-20 team that won the grand slam[8] and reached the final of the 2008 IRB Junior World Championship.[9] In January 2009 Goode made his debut for the England Saxons, against Portugal.[10]

On 16 June 2012 Goode made his test debut for England against South Africa, coming off the bench on 16 June 2012 in a 36–27 loss.[11] Goode was part of the squad selected for the 2012 Autumn internationals, because of injuries to Ben Foden he started all four of the games at full back. He played well enough to earn himself QBE Man of the Match in England's 54–12 win over Fiji.[12]

Goode also featured in the 2013 Six Nations Championship, playing all five games including the Grand Slam decider at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. Unfortunately a shoulder injury and subsequent reconstructive surgery sidelined him for England's summer tour to Argentina.[13]

International triesEdit

As of 7 July 2019 [14]
Try Opposing team Location Venue Competition Date Result Score
1   Fiji London, England Twickenham Stadium 2016 Autumn Internationals 19 November 2016 Win 58 – 15


  1. ^ "Saracens". Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Alex Goode - St Faith's School Website". St Faith's School Website. Archived from the original on 30 May 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Academy Class of 2006". Saracens Official Website. 23 August 2006. Archived from the original on 30 October 2006. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Saracens 25–20 Bristol". BBC. 10 May 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  5. ^ "Alex Goode and Andy Saull sign new Saracens deals". BBC. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  6. ^ "Revealed: Where Alex Goode will be playing next season after agreeing terms to leave Saracens". The Rugby Paper. 13 May 2020.
  7. ^ "England U19 31–13 Argentina U19". BBC. 17 April 2007. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  8. ^ "Grand Slam glory for England Under 20s". RFU. 14 March 2008. Archived from the original on 23 September 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  9. ^ "England U20 3–38 NZ U20". BBC. 22 June 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  10. ^ "England Saxons 66–0 Portugal". BBC. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  11. ^ "South Africa 36–27 England". BBC. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  12. ^ "Alex Goode". RFU. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012.
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  14. ^ "Alex Goode". 7 July 2019.

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