Owen Farrell latest player to sign long-term contract with Saracens

Owen Farrell joined Saracens in 2008
Owen Farrell joined Saracens in 2008
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Saracens skipper Owen Farrell becomes the latest player to commit his future to the club after signing a long-term contract.

Son of former England international and current Ireland head coach Andy Farrell, Owen graduated from Saracens Academy in 2008 and has racked up 199 appearances for the club including 123 Premiership games.

The 28-year-old was part of the Saracens squad that clinched the Premiership title for the first time in 2010/11 season and since then has gone on to win four domestic titles and three European Champions Cup triumphs.

“The club means a lot to me,” Farrell told the official website of the club.

“I’ve been here a long, long time now and to be sorted going forward is brilliant.

“Most of the senior players are in a similar position.

"They’d do anything to put us in the best position possible and that was telling during the tough times this year and I’m sure that will be the case going forward as well.”

Farrell made his England debut in 2012 and has gone to 83 Tests scoring 914 points. He also captained the red rose team to World Cup final in 2019 in Japan where they lost to eventual champions South Africa.

“Owen has grown up at Saracens; from a teenager in our academy to a central figure in English Rugby," said Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall.

“His drive to improve is relentless, pushing everyone in the organisation - players and staff - to be better every day. Quite simply, Saracens would not be the club it is without Owen.

“Off the field he is a grounded family man, who cares deeply about the club and the people here. We are delighted he has committed his long-term future to Saracens.”

Farrell will follow the likes of Elliot Daly, Jamie George, Sean Maitland, Calum Clark and Mako Vunipola in the players who extended the stay with the club in recent week.

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