New contract for Wallace

Date published: October 13 2016

Harlequins have announced that promising back-row forward Luke Wallace has put pen to paper on a new contract with the Premiership club.

Wallace has made 135 appearances for the Twickenham Stoop side since his debut against Newcastle Falcons in 2009 and has scored 16 tries.

"I am delighted that Luke has committed his foreseeable future to Harlequins," said director of rugby John Kingston about the new deal.

"He is respected hugely in the group, both as a person and as a quality back-row forward.

"It is something of a mystery to me that he has not yet taken the step to the international squad to challenge for appearances on the highest stage. With the undoubted development, which still lies within him, I am sure it is only a matter of time."

The Harlequins Academy graduate, who captained the club in the Aviva 'A' League and LV= Cup winning campaigns in the 2012/13 season, was called into the England Saxons squad that same season, before representing England’s XV side against the Barbarians in May 2014.

Enjoying another stellar season with the club last year, the 26-year-old was named adidas Supporters’ Player of the Season, IG Players’ Player of the Season, and DHL Player of the Season.

Commenting on the news, Wallace 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."