Saracens: Richard Barrington to leave Premiership giants for Agen

Adam Kyriacou

Saracens loosehead prop Richard Barrington will leave the club at the end of the season, bringing to a close nine years at the Premiership outfit.

The 31-year-old is set to join French side Agen as he brings down the curtain on a Saracens career that has seen him make 220 appearances to date.

During that time Barrington has won four Premiership titles and three European Cups and admits he has “loved every minute” of his time at Sarries.

True honour

“I’ve loved every minute of my time here and have made life-long memories with some amazing people,” the prop told the club’s website on Monday.

“Both on and off the pitch it has been a true honour to be in the company of everyone here, and I’m looking forward to making it a successful end to the season.”

Director of rugby Mark McCall hailed Barrington’s enormous contribution at Saracens and wished him well next season when he heads south to France.

“Baz embodies everything that is good about Saracens, and perhaps about the game itself. More than his rugby, which has been of the highest quality at some of the clubs biggest moments, Baz is a character,” he said.

“His infectious personality and love for people has been central to the ethos of the club. He is an original, our club, and the game, is better for having people like him. We want to thank him for all he has done for Saracens and wish him all the best for his new adventure in France.”

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