Ben Earl rugby player
Ben Earl rugby player

Ben Earl

7th Jan 1998 1.89m/102kg Openside Flanker

A Saracens' Academy graduate, Ben Earl was tipped for a bright future and started delivering outstanding performances for Saracens at a young age. Born in Redhill, Surrey, Earl was a member of his club’s junior academy, took A-levels in English, economics and French at Tonbridge School and has completed his first year of three at Queen Mary University of London.

He has captained Saracens U18, England U16 and Tonbridge School’s first team and established his leadership credentials. He was the players’ player for 2015/16 at Tonbridge and Player of the Tournament at the Reigate Sevens.

He made his Saracens debut in 2016, at the age of 18, and scored on his first start. He captained the senior side in the Anglo-Welsh Cup as well as starred in Europe including two tries against Cardiff Blues in 2018/19.

In 2016, Earl was included in the England U20 team, he started four games in the 2017 World U20 Championship and scored a try against New Zealand in the final. In January 2018 he was once again included in the England u20 squad for the remainder of the 2017/18 season.

His impressive performances in 2017/18 earned him a nomination for Breakthrough Player of the Year while a call-up to England’s tour of South Africa followed but he did not make his debut. In 2020 he was named in the England Six Nations Squad.

On the 8th of February 2020 made his Test debut off the bench as a replacement for Sam Underhill against Scotland at Murrayfield.

After 55 appearances for Saracens, Earl signed a new 3-year deal with the club. Earl will spend the end of the 2019/20 season on loan with Bristol as well as the 2020/21 season before returning to Saracens.

He helped Saracens win the Premiership title in 2023, starting in the final as Saracens defeated Sale Sharks.

Earl has been chosen for the 2023 rugby world cup to play for England.

KT August 2023


saracens Saracens
Openside Flanker
2016 - present
england England
Openside Flanker
2020 - present
england England U20's
Openside Flanker
2017 - 2018
image (13) Bristol Bears
Openside Flanker
2020 - 2021