Quins prop duo extend deals

Date published: January 15 2015

Harlequins have extended the deals of two young props to add to their recent contract extensions as they plan for the future.

Tighthead props Will Collier and Kyle Sinckler through to 2018 and 2017 respectively to secure Quins’ front row stocks going forwards.

They follow in the footsteps of Matt Hopper and Luke Wallace, who also inked contract extensions earlier this week.

“I am absolutely delighted that Will and Kyle have both signed contract extensions with Harlequins,” said Harlequins head coach John Kingston.

“They are both outstandingly talented young tight head props who I have absolutely no doubt can go on to achieve the highest honours in the English game. They have progressed hugely over recent seasons and I look forward to seeing the continued healthy competition between them for the number three shirt over the coming years.”

A former England U20s international, the 23-year-old Collier has come through the ranks at Quins and was even called up to the England squad for last June’s clash with the Barbarians at Twickenham.

“I’m delighted to commit to the club for the next three years,” said Collier.

“I feel Harlequins is the right environment for me to further develop my game, with a fantastic coaching set-up and playing ethos and with guys I have been playing with since I first started rugby.”

Sinckler has followed a similar path to Collier, and was even called up for England’s June tour to New Zealand where he featured in a midweek game against the Crusaders.

“I’m really pleased to be staying at such a great club,” he added.

“The club has shown so much faith in me at such a young age and I want to repay that faith by staying at Harlequins for a very long time.

“This club has great ambition and we want to win major trophies. And I want to be a part of that.”