Harlequins confirm new contracts for trio

Harlequins have confirmed they have handed contract extensions to John Kingston, Mark Mapletoft and Graham Rowntree.

Director of rugby Kingston has enjoyed his first few years in charge after he replaced Conor O’Shea.

He led the Quins to a sixth-place finish in the Premiership and helped them qualify for the Champions Cup but they have struggled this year.

Under head coach Mapletoft, they have lost seven of their 13 games but the club have been quick to reward the duo and forward coach Rowntree.

“The extension of these contracts will push attention towards the longer-term ambitions of the club, but it’s the immediate future and the remainder of this season that is our main concern,” said Kingston.

“Our focus is on the resumption of the Aviva Premiership next month, where there is so much still to play for, together with the opportunities which the Anglo-Welsh competition still presents for us this season.”

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