Oghenemaro Miles Itoje (born 28 October 1994), known professionally as Maro Itoje, is an English rugby union player, who plays as a lock or as a blindside flanker for English Premiership club Saracens and the England national team. He signed his first professional contract with Saracens in 2012, and made his first appearance the following year. He received his first-call up to the England team in 2016 ahead of the annual Six Nations Championship, and became a firm favourite to both Saracens and England fans.
So far in his rugby career, he has won four English Premiership titles with Saracens, three European Rugby Champions Cup titles, and two Six Nations Championship titles.
Maro Itoje was born in Camden, London on 28 October 1994 to Nigerian parents. He attended Salcombe Preparatory School in Southgate, North London at a primary level, before moving to St George's School, Harpenden, a state boarding school in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, and later Harrow School, a public school in the outer reaches of Greater London. He studied for a Politics degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies in Bloomsbury, London at the same time as starting his rugby career. As a schoolboy, Itoje played several sports including basketball, football, rugby and athletics, representing England at U17 level in shot put.