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.

(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

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