Saracens hand academy graduate Earl new long-term deal ahead of Premiership playoffs.
Saracens openside Ben Earl has been handed a new long-term deal with the London-based side after impressing in victory over Gloucester.
The 20-year-old enjoyed an early introduction from the bench at Allianz Park last Saturday after Springbok legend Schalk Burger was forced from the field in the fourth minute.
Earl also impressed during his side's victory over reigning champions Exeter at Sandy Park earlier in the season, demonstrating surprising pace to pair alongside his impressively abrasive style of play.
The Surrey-born backrower also captained the England u20's side during this years Six Nations after playing an instrumental role in England's Junior World Cup campaign last summer, scoring a try against eventual title winners New Zealand.
Tipped for a bright future in the game, the intelligent back rower has 16 Saracens appearances to his name to date.
Earl said: “The club has been unbelievably successful over the past five years and I’m just eager to continue that success.
“The coaches have been great with me and my exposure to Premiership Rugby. I’ve learnt a hell of a lot and it has only made me hungrier for more opportunities.”
Director of Rugby Mark McCall said: “Ben is part of a fantastic crop of exciting young players coming through our academy.
“He has been at the club since he was 14-years-old and his development this season has been hugely encouraging.
“We’re delighted he’s committed his future to the club.”