DONE DEAL: Marcus Smith finally ends transfer saga - Ruck

DONE DEAL: Marcus Smith finally ends transfer saga

Marcus Smith is the latest player to commit his future with the Club, following the likes of Danny Care, Dino Lamb, James and Ross Chisholm and Aaron Morris in recent weeks.

Joining the Harlequins Academy in 2017, Smith is on course to make his 100th appearance this season, having played his 95th game in the famous Quarters against Bath Rugby last weekend.

Against London Irish at the end of the 2019/20 season, Smith became the second-youngest player in history to reach 500 points Gallagher Premiership points at the age of 21, behind only Jonny Wilkinson, and currently leads the 2020/21 season as the league’s top point scorer.

According to Midi Olympique, Smith turned down a big offer from Lyon last week, who have since turned their attentions to other targets including Munster’s JJ Hanrahan.

Bath were also linked with a move for the fly-half, with Newcastle Falcons also reportedly making a late bid, according to The Rugby paper.


Smith, who was made the highest-paid teenager of all-time when he was handed a £230,000 per season contract in 2018, is thought to have almost doubled his salary.

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DID YOU KNOW? Born in the Philippines to a British father and a Filipina mother, Smith picked up the game of rugby union at the age of seven with Centaurs RFC when his family moved to Singapore

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