Brown extends Harlequins stay

Date published: November 11 2015

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Harlequins have announced that England full-back Mike Brown has committed his long-term future to the club.

Commenting on the news the 30-year-old said: "I am delighted to sign a new contract with Harlequins.

"I believe we have some exciting times ahead of us with the new guys coming into the Club this season and the young talent coming through from the Academy.

"I feel we can compete at the highest level and push for silverware. Over the coming years I will be playing at my peak. 

I feel fit, strong and with the experience I have gained by playing international rugby, it will give me every opportunity to achieve the personal goals I have set for myself to win trophies for Quins, continue to play for England and hopefully be part of the 2017 Lions Tour.”

By re-signing, the one-club man will have been at Harlequins for well over 15 years when his new contract expires, having joined the Academy set up in 2002.

Since making his senior Harlequins debut in 2005 he is currently the most experienced back within the squad with 248 appearances to his name, and 79 tries.

After representing his country throughout the age grade levels, Brown made his senior England debut during the 2007 tour to South Africa and had three caps to his name by 2008.

Having played an integral role in Harlequins' Challenge Cup and Premiership winning seasons, in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

Harlequins Director of Rugby, Conor O'Shea is delighted that Brown has opted to stay at the club.

"Mike is the epitome of what Harlequins stands for; he has come through our Academy and become one of the great full-backs of world rugby," he siaid.

"I have watched him grow and become the bedrock for whatever team he plays for. 

"He maintains the highest of standards off the pitch and will play at the highest level for many years as a result of that. We are all delighted he wants to commit to his only club for what will be, in all likelihood, the remainder of his career.”

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