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|Full name||Bradley Michael Barritt|
|Date of birth||7 August 1986|
|Place of birth||Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, RSA|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||101 kg (15 st 13 lb)|
|University||University of Natal|
|Rugby union career|
Bradley Barritt (born 7 August 1986) is a South African-born English rugby union player who plays for Saracens in the Aviva Premiership. He plays the position of Centre and can cover Flanker. Barritt attended Kearsney College where he was a College Prefect in Pembroke House during 2004 and captained the 1st XV in 2004.
He had the ability to play fly half (before Saracens) (although in a rather ad-hoc capacity) and did so to great effect in the 2006 Currie Cup season when perennially injured provincial team-mate Butch James was absent from the squad. However, due to the emergence of Francois Steyn at the coastal franchise, Barritt's opportunity to play fly-half was curtailed, leading to a him finding a more settled role as the Sharks' first-choice inside-centre.
Barritt was selected by England coach Martin Johnson to represent the England Saxons at the 2009 Churchill Cup. This was possible because Barritt had not yet had a senior-level cap for another country, and holds a UK passport, thanks to Rhodesian parents, making him eligible for England as well as South Africa. Barritt's family has strong English roots, and many of his aunts and uncles live in England. Barritt's grandparents were born in England, and his grandfather played Rugby Union for English Universities. Barritt made his Saxons debut against the USA, scoring a try.
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