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England captain Farrell signs new Saracens deal

England captain Farrell signs new Saracens deal

England captain Owen Farrell has signed a new contract with club side Saracens, committing his long-term future to the reigning European champions.

Farrell made his Saracens debut in 2008 and has won five Premiership titles, and three Champions Cups, although the Londoners will be playing in the second tier English Championship next season after breaching salary cap regulations.

Farrell came through the Saracens academy alongside England colleagues George Kruis and Jamie George and made his England debut 2012.

He has 83 England caps to date and a further four with the Lions from two Tours in 2013 and 2017.

“The club means a lot to me,” Farrell said. “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.”

With his club future secured, Farrell will be have his eye on England ahead of the autumn.

Although the international calendar is yet to be decided, the 2020 Guinness Six Nations is still to be completed and England are in a strong position to win a third Championship title in five years.

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They face Italy in their final match, with a bonus-point win meaning only Ireland, who have two matches to play against Italy and France, would be able to overtake them.