Jan 27, 2015
Itoje looking forward to Saxons camp
Maro Itoje linked up with the England Saxons camp in Teddington earlier this week.
Alongside Saracens teammate Chris Ashton, the 20-year old lock forward has been training with the Saxons squad as Jon Callard's side prepare to face the Irish Wolfhounds on Friday evening in Cork.
Speaking from the Saxons camp, Itoje says he has been enjoying his new environment as he prepares for his first senior England appearance.
“It’s definitely a step up, and hopefully a step in the right direction,” said Itoje. “To be called up to the Saxons is a massive honour for me, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how this week unfolds. The squad is filled with talented players and I’m just happy to amongst them.”
He added; “I’m just massively excited for Friday, it should be an awesome occasion and hopefully the environment on Friday will be an environment that will help me get better. Ireland will always but out a side full of quality, and I’m sure they will this Friday."