Saracens announced that Maro Itoje renewed his contract with the club and will stay to play in the second division in England.
The 25-year-old is the last international player from England to confirm that he will stay in North London, following in the footsteps of his fellow Rugby World Cup final holders Owen Farrell, Jamie George, Elliot Daly and Mako. and Billy Vunipola.
Itoje has accomplished a lot in his career in a short span of time since he debuted against Cardiff Blues in 2014. His rise from the Saracens Academy to the international scene has seen him captain his country for a Junior World Championship title, captaining his club for the success of LV = Cup and being named the 2016 European Player of the Year.
He has also played a key role in the Sarries by winning three Champions Cups and four Premierships. With the British & Irish Lion he has played 119 games to date and is excited about the challenges ahead.
“I am extremely excited to be part of this club,” said Itoje. “I have been a part of Saracens since I was 14 years old, and we have had some good memories. The culture in Saracens is second to none and I think that is evident to everyone.
“I am really looking forward to the future; The future will be brighter than our past. The future is in our hands and we have the power to shape our own destiny. “
Rugby Director Mark McCall said: “From his early days at our Academy, to being part of the club’s biggest moments, Maro has been a vital member of the Sarries project and we are delighted that he has committed to the club.
“On and off the field, Maro is a diligent, professional, and thoughtful person who sets an example of what it means to use every opportunity given to him to improve. At 25 years old, it is very exciting to think where he can take his game, this team and our club in the future. “