Cape Town - England flyhalf Owen Farrell has signed a "long-term contract
extension" with Saracens, the English Premiership club has announced on
Farrell, 23, has been at Saracens since the age of 14 and has made 109 appearances for the club.
loved every minute that I've had at Saracens, and how we've been going
over the last few years -- hopefully we can continue to get better and
better," Farrell said in a press release.
"I owe a lot to this
club, in terms of how I've improved as a player and how I've done in my
career. Hopefully I've given as much to the club in return.
delighted that I'll be been able to extend my deal here and I'm really
looking forward to rip into the rest of the season and the years ahead."
has won 29 England caps and made a substitute appearance during the
British and Irish Lions' triumphant tour of Australia in 2013.
made his return following a knee injury in Saracens' 13-9 loss away to
Clermont in Saturday's European Champions Cup semi-final.
injury forced him to miss the whole of the Six Nations, but he is
expected to be a central figure for England at the World Cup later this
"Owen is one of the leading players in Europe, if not the
world, so for him to commit his long-term future to the club is
fantastic news," said Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall.
"He is another player who has progressed through the ranks at Saracens to become a key player for club and country.
is a Saracen through and through, and his hunger and drive to keep on
improving is exceptional. The whole club is looking forward to seeing
him at Allianz Park over the coming years."
Saracens did not disclose the exact length of Farrell's new contract.