In one of the stranger stories in the rugby world this week, Saracens full-back Alex Goode has brought his three-day bender to an end.
The 30-year-old’s exploits have been documented on his team-mates’ social media accounts, as the newly crowned European Player of the Year kept his kit on for three days while celebrating. This seemed to include keeping his boots on and his gum shield tucked into his sock.
It was a particularly special weekend for Goode, as Saracens were crowned Champions Cup winners after their brutal encounter with Leinster. Capping it off with his individual accolade was obviously a good enough reason to celebrate the way he did.
However, the 21-cap England international shared a photo today on social media of his kit on the floor, with the caption “over and out”, as he brought down the curtains on his festivities.
Over and out ?? pic.twitter.com/SROeVmfeop
— Alex Goode (@Alex_goode0) May 14, 2019
With Saracens heading to Worcester this weekend in the final round of the Premiership, it seems unlikely that Goode will be playing, as he may need a few days to recover not only from the match, but what ensued afterwards.
Sean Maitland had documented the full-back’s exploits on his Instagram, stating that Goode was on a ‘different level’ before tagging England Rugby’s official account to notify them of Goode’s availability.
Goode was praised by Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall after the match and admitted the ongoing exclusion from Eddie Jones’ England team bothers him.
Boots on, strapping done, gum shield in – we are moving. Address 94 Sixth Avenue, London, W10 4HJ #letsgoooo
— Alex Goode (@Alex_goode0) May 13, 2019
“It does bother me because we want all of our players to get what they deserve. He has been so brilliant for our club for so long that sometimes it is hard to fathom,” McCall said.
“It is not in our control. What is in Alex’s control is how well he plays and most people think he is playing pretty well.
“He is superb with the younger players. When the internationals do go away he has been captaining our team. He is a really important member of the club.”
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