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Brad Barritt
England
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Full name Bradley Michael Barritt
Born August 7, 1986, Durban
Current age 27 years 253 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Emerging Springboks, England A, Saracens, Sharks, England
Position Centre
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 209 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2012-2014 18 15 3 5 1 0 0 0 11 6 1 63.88
Five/Six Nations 2012-2014 12 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 0 75.00

Career statistics
Test debut Scotland v England at Murrayfield, Feb 4, 2012 match details
Last Test Scotland v England at Murrayfield, Feb 8, 2014 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2008-2014 93 83 10 53 10 0 0 1 68 22 3 74.73
Saracens 2008-2014 93 83 10 53 10 0 0 1 68 22 3 74.73
Profile

South African-born Brad Barritt is a powerful centre who adds a physical presence to both Saracens and England's back line.

He emerged as a rugby talent with Natal and the Sharks in Durban where he made his debut in 2006 before going on to share in his side's Super 14 Final loss to the Bulls in 2007 and their Currie Cup triumph in 2008. He also featured for the Emerging Springboks and helped them claim the IRB Nations Cup title in 2007.

A powerful centre, he opted for a switch to Saracens in 2008 and a series of impressive performances in the Premiership, and an English passport, brought him to the attention of England manager Martin Johnson. He was drafted into the England Saxons squad in 2009 and scored a try on his first appearance for the side against the United States in that year's Churchill Cup.

He retained his place in the England elite squad the following season and featured for the Saxons against Ireland 'A' and Italy 'A' and also helped Saracens reach their first ever Premiership Final. He returned to the Churchill Cup stage again that year but earned a late call-up to the England squad touring Australia and New Zealand where he made his first senior bow in the non-Test clash against New Zealand Maori.

Barritt shone throughout the title-winning season of 2010-11 for Sarries but failed to make a dent in the England pecking order. The arrival of a new England coaching set-up post-World Cup brought a change of fortune with his Test debut finally coming against Scotland in the 2012 Six Nations and he would go on to be a key figure in the Stuart Lancaster era.

Injury limited his contribution to the 2012 tour of South Africa but he regained his place in the England midfield for the end of year internationals and claimed a try in the victory over New Zealand. He was an ever-present throughout the 2013 Six Nations and although he missed out on the original British & Irish Lions squad, he was later called up as injury cover.

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Dec 28, 2013
Saracens' Brad Barritt feels the force of the tackle
Saracens' Brad Barritt feels the force of the tackle
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Jun 17, 2013
Lions newcomers Christian Wade, Shane Williams and Brad Barritt
Lions newcomers Christian Wade, Shane Williams and Brad Barritt
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Apr 28, 2013
Saracens' Owen Farrell and Toulon's Jonny Wilkinson watch the latter's drop goal go over the posts
Saracens' Owen Farrell and Toulon's Jonny Wilkinson watch the latter's drop goal go over the posts
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Apr 28, 2013
Toulon's Jonny Wilkinson consoles Saracens' Owen Farrell
Toulon's Jonny Wilkinson consoles Saracens' Owen Farrell
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