Wallace extends Quins stay

Wallace extends Quins stay

Openside flanker Luke Wallace is looking forward to the future after signing a new contract with Harlequins.

Wallace, who came through the club's academy, made his debut back in 2009 against Newcastle Falcons and he has gone on from strength to strength ever since.

The 26-year-old has scored 16 tries in 135 appearances for the English Premiership outfit whilst also representing England Saxons and England's XV side against the Barbarians in 2014.

He particularly impressed last season and, after producing consistently brilliant performances, was named supporters' player of the season, players' player of the season and player of the season.

Wallace has now decided to remain at Twickenham Stoop and he believes the current crop of players have the ability to achieve bigger and better things.

He said: "I'm really excited to have committed my future to a club, coaching set up and squad that I truly believe in. My decision to renew was a quick and easy one. Harlequins is all I've known during my career and I can't imagine being anywhere else.

"I'm looking forward to working hard with an exciting group of players and positively impacting the history of Harlequins."

Harlequins director of rugby John Kingston also weighed in on the news and he believes Wallace's decision to extend his stay will benefit both the player and the club.

He said: "I am delighted that Luke has committed his foreseeable future to Harlequins. He is respected hugely in the group, both as a person and as a quality back row forward."