Barritt rewarded with England call-up

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 12 Jan 2012 at 08:30
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Former Sharks centre Bradley Barritt has been included in new England coach Stuart Lancaster’s 32-man squad for the upcoming Six Nations tournament.

Barritt is one of 9 uncapped players to be drafted in following a thorough clean-out in the wake of England’s disastrous World Cup campaign last year. The former Kearsney pupil, who has been in the UK since 2008 playing for Saracens, has been called up along with club teammate Owen Farrell based on a string of good performances as a combination at club level.

Another uncapped South African, lock Mouritz Botha, has also made the grade, along with veteran flyhalf Charlie Hodgson. Lancaster has not yet named a squad captain.

England 32-man elite player squad:

Forwards: Mouritz Botha, Calum Clark, Alex Corbisiero, Dan Cole, Tom Croft, Louis Deacon, Phil Dowson, Dylan Hartley, Courtney Lawes, Joe Marler, Lee Mears, Ben Morgan, Tom Palmer, Chris Robshaw, Matt Stevens, Rob Webber, David Wilson, Tom Wood

Backs: Chris Ashton, Brad Barritt, Mike Brown, Lee Dickson, Owen Farrell, Toby Flood, Ben Foden, Charlie Hodgson, Joe Simpson, Charlie Sharples, David Strettle, Manusamoa Tuilagi, Jordan Turner-Hall, Ben Youngs


  • Robd this should bring a smile to your face I’m sure …lets hope he can go on to being regular in the England team ..

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.01.12 08:46:46 by CoffeeshopBok ;-) Reply
  • The only downside is that Barrit has to play alongside complete tools like Chris Ashton.
    Johnnie Wilkonson lamented the arrogant and unprofessional state of the English backline. Hopefully that will change under the new coach.

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.01.12 08:56:14 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Well done Brad, hope you get a regular starting spot.

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.01.12 09:03:06 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Superbru’s 6 Nations is open! 😎

    Danny Cipriani is not part of Lancaster’s plans then 😈

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.01.12 09:05:28 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Congrats Rob your boy has made the grade. 😉

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.01.12 09:29:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Another big loss to SA rugby! Like Clyde Rathbone, lets hope he does not score the winning try against us one day!

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.01.12 10:28:23 by Grasshopper Reply

  • @Grasshopper (Comment 6) : he is no big loss, good luck too him…

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.01.12 10:32:29 by Megatron Reply

  • @Grasshopper (Comment 6) : Not much chance of that happening.

    He has the speed and step of an average forward 🙂

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.01.12 10:40:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • He seemed to click in the Sharks backline but I’d rather have Frans Steyn any day of the week.

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.01.12 13:24:46 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 9) : That was my Motto for 2008 S14.

    We had the RWC winning 12 (Steyn) and yet Plumtree kept playing Barritt ahead of him at 12 and Playing Steyn everywhere else.

    🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.01.12 14:11:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) :

    Fighting talk……where’s Rob? 😈 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.01.12 14:34:53 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) : stuart lancaster will soon find out what he has in barrit when he comes up against the likes of jamie roberts 😀

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.01.12 14:41:22 by Megatron Reply

  • @CapeShark (Comment 2) : has Johny Wilkinson retired or not being picked anymore?

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.01.12 20:54:56 by rekinek Reply
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  • well done Brad – weird to think that he left so long ago.

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.01.12 20:57:18 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 12) : hehe – so weird to agreeing with you 😆

    Brad was a good organiser though – was keeping the Sharks’ backline in sort of order.

  • Comment 15, posted at 12.01.12 21:00:18 by rekinek Reply
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  • I agree with most around here. Barritt is a good, solid but unspectacular player. His defence is very good and he is a good organiser and distributor. Not the greatest kicking game and lacks a yard of pace. NH conditions suit him well. He will do a decent job for England as you know what you are going to get from him. Very consistent!

  • Comment 16, posted at 12.01.12 21:22:58 by Villie Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 13) : He’s retired from International Rugby.

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.01.12 05:05:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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