Schalk Brits and Ernst Joubert have both committed their future to Saracens by signing contract extensions with the north London club.

Brits, the 2009/10 RPA Player of the Year, said: “This is a special place and I’m really enjoying life at the moment. We’re competitive on the field and we’re a trusted group of friends off the field – this club is a genuine family and I’m very happy to be part of that.”

Joubert, shortlisted for last season’s Premiership player of the year, said: “I can’t think of anywhere else I would rather be playing my rugby. There is such a special vibe in and around the squad, and everybody wants to be part of what, I’m sure, is going to be an exciting future.”