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Mike Brown commits future to Harlequins

  • Mike Brown will remain at Harlequins for the foreseeable future
  • Contract length hasn’t yet been confirmed, but it is believed to be two years at least
  • The 30-year-old came through the south-west London club’s academy and has made over 200 appearances
  • Brown has won amassed 43 caps for England since making his debut in 2007
England fullback Mike Brown has committed his future to Harlequins by signing a new contract with the 2012 Aviva Premiership winners.

The 30-year-old came through the London club’s academy, making his debut in 2005. He has since amassed 248 appearances for Quins, scoring 79 tries.

Brown first appeared in an England shirt in 2007, earning 43 caps for his country.

“I feel fit and strong. Over the coming years I will be playing at my peak,” he told the Harlequins website.

The length of Brown’s new deal hasn’t been confirmed, but Harlequins have confirmed that he will have been at the club for “well over 15 years” by the time it expires. Brown joined their academy set-up in 2002.

Brown won the Amlin Challenge Cup with Quins in 2011 and the Aviva Premiership in 2012 – and has said he hopes to bring further silverware to the Twickenham Stoop.

“With the experience I have gained by playing international rugby it will give me every opportunity to achieve the personal goals I have set for myself – to win trophies for Quins, continue to play for England and hopefully be part of the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour,” he said.

Mike Brown was described as “the epitome” of what Harlequins stand for by the clubs’ director of rugby Conor O’Shea.

“I have watched him become one of the great full-backs of world rugby,” said O’Shea

“He maintains the highest of standards off the pitch and will play at the highest level for many years. We are all delighted he wants to commit to his only club for what will be, in all likelihood, the remainder of his career.”

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