The extremely versatile back, who is equally comfortable playing a full back or fly half, has developed into a star for Saracens over the past few seasons. His excellence saw him awarded the 2013/14 Saracens Richard Hill Players’ Player of the Year award. Then in 2015/16 his standout performances throughout Sarries’ triumphant Premiership title defence saw him named Premiership Player of the Season.
Alex’s sporting background also features appearances in National Schools athletics finals, playing county level tennis and being part of the Ipswich Town FC Academy, but luckily it was rugby that most grabbed his attention. Having been a part of the Saracens academy he made his first team appearance at the end of the 2007/08 season, but really broke into the first team the following year.
Having played for England at U18, U19, U20 and Saxons levels, his first senior cap finally came in 2012 on England’s tour of South Africa. He showed his international class early on with his playmaking ability earning him Man of the Match on his first appearance at Twickenham for England later 2012.
Due to the high levels of competition in his position in the England squad he hasn’t been capped as many times as his ability deserves. But his performances for Sarries are becoming increasingly difficult to ignore and Alex is sure to be a regular for England in the near future.