Alex looking Goode for Aviva Premiership Final, Twickenham, May 28
PUBLISHED: 10:20 16 May 2011
2011 Matthew Impey
DUXFORD’S Alex Goode will be trotting out at Twickenham in a little over a week’s time after Saracens scrambled themselves a birth in the Aviva Premiership final.
The London club will face-off against Leicester Tigers on May 28 at the hallowed home of rugby thanks to a 12-10 victory over Gloucester – teenager Owen Farrell scoring four penalties to win.
Full-back Goode, nicknamed Kryptonite by his teammates, has played soundly throughout the entire league campaign and is being touted as a future England international.
He has often filled in at fly-half but on this occasion there was no need as Farrell kept his cool to score a last-gasp penalty and finish a scrappy game in Saracen’s favour.
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall: “It says everything about Owen Farrell that he missed a couple of kicks at goal and he is the guy who wants to put his hand up to kick the winning penalty.
“He has been incredible for us over a six-month period. He has guided the team to this run of victories we have had and he did that again today.
“We felt we were in control in the first half but it wasn’t evident on the scoreboard. We left some chances out there. It was tight and nervy.”