Alex Goode

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Alex Goode
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Full name Alexander Goode
Date of birth (1988-05-07) 7 May 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Cambridge, England
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 85 kg (13 st 5 lb)[1]
School St Faith's School
The Leys School
Oakham School
University University of Hertfordshire
Notable relative(s) Joanne Goode Benjamin Pirie
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half, Fullback
Youth clubs
Bath Rugby
Cambridge R.U.F.C.
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008– Saracens 108 (334)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008
2009–2012
2012–
England U20
England Saxons
England
11
3
16
(84)
(19)
(3)

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

Biography[edit]

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, The Leys School and Oakham School, and at the University of Hertfordshire.

Club career[edit]

He joined the academy structure at Saracens ahead of the 2006-2007 season,[2] and made his club debut against Bristol Rugby.[3] In December 2009, Goode signed a new three-year contract.[4]

Representative honours[edit]

Goode has represented England at Under 16A and Under 18 level. Goode played at the 2007 Under 19 Rugby World Championship.[5]

In 2008 Goode was a member of the England under-20 team that won the grand slam[6] and reached the final of the 2008 IRB Junior World Championship.[7]

In January 2009 Goode made his debut for the England Saxons, against Portugal.[8]

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.[9]

Goode was part of the squad selected for the 2012 Autumn internationals, because of injuries to Ben Foden he started all 4 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.[10] He was impressive in all of the games including England's spectacular win over New Zealand.

Goode's good form continued in 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[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saracens". Saracens.com. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Academy Class of 2006". Saracens Official Website. 23 August 2006. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Saracens 25–20 Bristol". BBC. 10 May 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Alex Goode and Andy Saull sign new Saracens deals". BBC. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "England U19 31–13 Argentina U19". BBC. 17 April 2007. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Grand Slam glory for England Under 20s". RFU. 14 March 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "England U20 3–38 NZ U20". BBC. 22 June 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  8. ^ "England Saxons 66–0 Portugal". BBC. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "South Africa 36–27 England". BBC. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Alex Goode". RFU. 
  11. ^ http://www.rbs6nations.com/en/23167.php#.UmaQbBb6QeE

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