Saracens wing Alex Lewington to retire at end of season

Alex Lewington has played 130 times for Saracens
Alex Lewington has played 130 times for Saracens
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Saracens have announced that winger Alex Lewington will retire from professional rugby at the end of the ongoing season.

Lewington made his professional rugby debut with Leicester Tigers in 2009 and moved to London Irish in 2013. Having made over 100 appearances for the Exiles, the 32-year-old joined Saracens in 2018 and till date has played 130 times for the club scoring 45 tries.

His overall tally of 62 tries sees him placed 12th in the most tries scored by a player in the Premiership.

“All good things must come to an end!

I’ve decided to retire from professional rugby at the end of the current season. I can’t express what the sport has given me; friendships, purpose, happiness and the chance to live my dream.

I’d like to thank Leicester Tigers, Nottingham Rugby, London Irish and Saracens. At Leicester I was brought into a professional environment which demanded I grew up fast and was a brilliant place to learn.

"Playing for my hometown team of Nottingham was very special to me and my family. London Irish gave me the chance to express and test myself in the Premiership and Saracens has shown me the highest levels this game can truly be played at. It’s where I’ve created a home."

He also was part of the England Saxons squad that toured South Africa in 2016 and was part of the Saracens squad that won three Premiership titles, a European Cup in 2019 and a Championship title victory in 2021.

"I've had the privilege of playing with some amazing players and meeting some brilliant people. There’s been so many amazing days on the pitch but I’ve also loved every second of everything that comes with it.

"With that being said, there’s plenty of rugby to be played over the remainder of this season and I’m looking forward to ripping in with this special Saracens group.”