Cape Town - Springbok prop Vincent Koch has signed an extension to stay with English Aviva Premiership champions Saracens for a further four seasons.
Koch, 28, who joined Saracens in 2016, has signed an extension with the men in black until 2022, according to the Premiership Rugby website.
Koch has played an instrumental role in Saracens’
successes over the past few seasons, and featured in Saracens’ 2017
European Champions Cup triumph in addition to this season’s Aviva Premiership
Speaking on his contract extension Koch
said: “I’m really pleased (to have signed an extension). It’s a very
special club and since joining I’ve made some incredible memories here.
It’s an honour to play with guys who are like your brothers every week.”
Koch, who joined Saracens from the Stormers in 2016, had previously confirmed he would not be returning
to South Africa despite rumours of him being in Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus’ plans
for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Koch was not among the five overseas-based players Erasmus called up to his first squad to do battle with England in their three-Test series starting on Saturday in Ellis Park.
Koch has played nine Tests for the Springboks.