Itoje could well also seek a short-term loan deal early next year.
England showed the rest of the world that cricket could still be played during the coronavirus pandemic after a remarkable season that took place entirely behind closed doors.
Australia’s new coach Dave Rennie has appointed former England lock Geoff Parling as his forwards coach for his first season in charge, Rugby Australia said on Friday. Parling played 29 tests for his country and another three for the British and Irish Lions on their triumphant tour of Australia in 2013. The 39-year-old has most recently been working as forwards coach of the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby AU, helping guide the club to their first playoff berth.