Saracens: Talented Samoan forward Theo McFarland signs new deal with Premiership club

Colin Newboult

Saracens have announced that the outstanding Samoa international Theo McFarland has agreed a new contract with the club.

The flanker, who can also play at lock, has established himself as one of the best forwards in the Premiership after joining the Londoners in 2021.

McFarland hails from a basketball background before he switched to rugby union and featured for the Samoan Sevens side and the Dallas Jackals in Major League Rugby.

First team regular

Sarries soon spotted his talent, bringing him over to the English Premiership where he quickly developed to become a first team regular.

Mark McCall’s men have duly acted quickly to get the 26-year-old tied down on a long-term contract.

“I’m excited to be extending my time at the club. It’s the perfect place for me to learn and improve my game,” the forward said.

“I’m really enjoying my time here and I feel we have the makings of a great side so I want to play a part in it over the next few years.”

Crucial for club and country

McFarland also made his debut for Samoa in the 15-man game in 2021 and will be a key part for club and country going forward.

He has signed a deal which will keep him at the club until at least 2026, which has delighted their director of rugby.

“Theo has fitted into the group well in his first season and we are thrilled that he will be with us for the long-term,” McCall said.

“He is very open to how he can improve and works hard at his game. We are confident we can help him realise his potential in the years ahead.”

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