England captain Steve Borthwick will be Saracens skipper for the 2009/2010 season.
The 2008 European Challenge Cup winner with Bath will continue in the role at Sarries having led the side last season alongside Andy Farrell and he will be supported by Wikus van Heerden as vice captain.
The news was confirmed by Director of Rugby Brendan Venter at a squad appearance at the London headquarters earlier this week.
"Steve Borthwick personifies everything on which we want to model this club - his integrity, work ethic and leadership qualities make him a perfect choice as captain." said Venter.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.