Maro Itoje

TEAM: Saracens / England National Team

POSITION: Lock, Blindside Flanker

HOMETOWN: Camden, London

DATE OF BIRTH: October 28, 1994

Born in Camden, London, to Nigerian parents, Maro Itoje is one of English rugby union's most exciting modern talents, having played integral roles in 3 Six Nation Championship wins.

The lock/blindside flanker for English domestic club Saracens, signed his first professional contract in 2012. He received his first international call-up for England in 2016 and has grown to be a fan favourite. He is outstanding in the air and many believe he has no real weaknesses as a rugby player.

An articulate, studious, individual, Maro completed a Politics degree during the early stages of his rugby career from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He is currently studying for his Masters Degree and has a vested interest in social justice, equality and inclusivity.


AWARDS:
(2015) Saracens LV Cup Winner
(2015, 2016, 2018, 2019) Saracens English Premiership champions
(2016, 2017, 2019) Saracens European Rugby Champions Cup champions
(2016, 2017, 2020) England Six Nations Winner


INDIVIDUAL:
(2016) European Player of the Year
(2017) Saracens Young Player of the Year