Saracens back row Jacques Burger has extended his contract with Saracens.

The 29-year-old Namibian captain is recovering from a long-term injury and director of rugby Mark McCall says the team are looking forward to having him back.

McCall told the club website: “Jacques personifies the spirit and physicality of our pack, and we can’t wait to see him back in action, doing what he does best.”

Burger joined Saracens in December 2009 and has made 48 appearances for the club.