James Horwill commits future to Harlequins

James Horwill commits future to Harlequins

  • James Horwill has extended his contract with Premiership club Harlequins
  • The 31-year-old will remain at the Twickenham Stoop until the summer of 2020
  • Horwill has scored three tries in 33 appearances for Quins
James Horwill has extended his stay at Harlequins to 2020 by signing a contract extension with the club.

The 31-year-old Wallaby captained his country on 16 occasions and won his 62nd, and most recent Test cap, against England in June 2016.

Standing at 6’ 6” tall and weighing 117kg, Horwill has made 33 appearances for Harlequins, scoring three tries. His leadership skills, coupled with his high work rate and lineout knowledge has become a valuable asset to the Club.

Commenting on the news, Horwill added: “I’m excited to be able to extend my time at Harlequins, I’ve fallen in love with the place.

“I’ve been fortunate to be part of such a great group of guys and a great supporter base. I

“’ve been very lucky that they have opened their arms to me and my family from the get go; it’s fantastic to be able to stay a bit longer and help the group achieve some special things.”

Harlequins director of rugby John Kingston described the deal as a “statement of intent” by the 2012 Premiership champions.

“From the moment James joined 18 months ago, he has shown himself to be both a world-class player and an outstanding leader,” he told the club website.

“He has proved a shining example to the rest of the squad.”