Saracens have confirmed that England lock Maro Itoje has signed a new long-term contract with the Gallagher Premiership club.
The news follows after newly appointed England skipper Jamie George has recommitted his future with Saracens while Owen Farrell is set to make a move to Racing 92 at the end of the ongoing campaign.
The 29-year-old made his professional rugby debut with Saracens in 2012 and has made 175 appearances for the club. He has also been offered an enhanced EPS contract from the Rugby Football Union.
Playing for Saracens, Itoje went on to win five Premiership titles in 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2023 along with three European titles in 2016, 2017 and 2019. He also went on to win the second tier Championship competition in 2021 after the club faced a relegation for a series of salary cap breaches.
“Saracens is my home and I couldn’t be happier to be staying here," he told the club's official website.
"Looking back I am very proud of what we have achieved over the last 10 years and it is the best place for me to keep progressing.
"With the squad we have I really believe we have some massively exciting times ahead and I can’t wait to be a part of it moving forward.”
He made his England debut in 2016 and 76 Test caps to his name while featuring in the 2019 and 2023 Rugby World Cup squads. Itoje also represented the British and Irish Lions in the 2017 and 2021 tours of New Zealand and South Africa respectively.
Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall is excited about Itoje remaining committed to the club.
“Maro has gone from a promising academy prospect to a global figure in Rugby," said McCall.
"He is a world-class player, but what sets Maro apart is his dedication to his craft; the standard he sets, how he goes about his work -on and off the field- and how this expresses his love for the club and for the game.
"We are delighted he will continue to be at the heart of the Saracens project. We know the best of Maro is yet to come.”