Wallace extends Quins stay

Date published: January 13 2015

Harlequins flanker Luke Wallace has extended his stay at the club signing a new two-year deal at the Stoop through to 2017.

A regular in the Quins back row, Wallace is approaching 100 senior appearances for the club since making his debut back in 2010.

His good form in the Premiership and in Europe was rewarded with an England Saxons call-up last year, and Wallace revealed it was an easy decision to stay at Quins.

“I am very pleased to have extended my time at Harlequins,” he said.

“I feel privileged to be a part of this great squad and to be in a position to develop and learn alongside some of the best back-row talents in the country.

“It was an easy decision to continue my time with Harlequins, the club that I began my professional career with, and I’m looking forward to the exciting challenges that the coming years will present.”

Wallace’s extension is a boost for Quins, who impressed last week in a comfortable win over Leicester to get themselves back into the Premiership play-off race.

Wallace missed that game as he recovers from a broken hand he suffered against Leinster in December.

“At 24 Luke already has a wealth of experience and from my point of view he is just going to get better and better,” added director of rugby Conor O’Shea.

“We are looking forward to having him back from the injury he sustained in the European Rugby Champions Cup match away at Leinster, but more importantly to the impact he will have within this group for years to come.”