Barritt earns late call-up

Saracens centre to team up with England Down Under

Last Updated: 17/06/10 12:42pm

  • Share:
Barritt: England call

Barritt: England call

Sky Bet

Saracens centre Brad Barritt has earned a late call-up for England's tour to Australia following injury to Dominic Waldouck.

Wasps centre Waldocuk had impressed during the opening 30 minutes of the 15-9 victory over the Australian Barbarians at the Bluetongue Stadium.

However an ankle injury brought a premature end to his lively display - with England opting to call in Barritt from the Saxons squad as cover for the final two matches of the tour.

England play Australia in the second Test on Saturday before wrapping up their trip with a friendly against the New Zealand Maori.

Barritt, who was impressive as Saracens reached the Guinness Premiership final last season, is likely to get game time against the Maori.

And Saracens director of rugby Brendan Venter has praised the South Africa-born centre after he was added to the squad.

"Brad is an outstanding player in outstanding form - he reads the game well, he is brave and he is magnificently consistent, making very few errors," Venter told the club website.

"I am sure he will do well.

"As a club, we are delighted to supply players to the England squad, and we hope to increase the flow in the coming months."

  • Share:

Related

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Rugby Championship R1

Rugby Championship R1

Bad weather dominated the opening fixtures of the Rugby Championship, but what will this weekend hold?

Try of the week

Try of the week

Watch five of the best tries from around the world of rugby union - and then vote for your favourite.

The Off Load

The Off Load

Rupert Cox reviews the weekend's rugby - from rain-soaked Sydney to England's World Cup winners in Paris.