England international Ben Earl signs long-term contract extension with Saracens

Ben Earl made 111 appearances for Saracens since his debut in 2016
Ben Earl made 111 appearances for Saracens since his debut in 2016
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Saracens have announced that England international Ben Earl has signed a long-term contract extension with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Earl made his professional rugby debut with Saracens in 2016 and has racked up 111 appearances for the club since then. He also had a loan stint with Bristol in the 2020/21 season when Saracens were relegated to the second tier following a series of salary cap breaches.

The 25-year-old represented England at the Under 16, Under 18 and Under 20 levels before making his Test debut in 2020. He has 21 caps to his name and was recently part of England's Rugby World Cup encounter against Chile which they went on to win 71-0.

“I’m over the moon to have re-signed at Saracens. It’s my boyhood club and it’s one that I love and care for deeply, it’s my home," he told the club's official website.

"The players and staff are like family to me and I can’t wait to achieve more with them.

"The club has made me a better player and human being and I can’t wait to continue my journey with Saracens.”

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall is delighted to have Earl extended his stay at the club.

“Ben has been part of Saracens since he was 14 years old, growing from a promising young academy talent to one of the stand-out players in world rugby.

He has Saracens in his DNA, and we are thrilled he has re-signed with the club. His qualities as a player and as a person will be central to all we hope to achieve in the years to come.”