NEW DEAL | Harlequins star signs contract extension

Back-rower Alex Dombrandt has turned down an offer from Northampton Saints to re-sign with Harlequins.

The 22-year-old, from Croydon, has made 37 Quins appearances, scoring 16 tries in the famous Quarters since signing ahead of the 2018/2019 season.

A graduate of Cardiff Metropolitan University, where he represented Wales at U20 level, Dombrandt is renowned for his powerful running and offload game, demonstrating his physical strengths in his first two seasons at the Club.

Dombrandt said: “I am really excited to have committed my future to Quins; a club that I have loved as both a fan and a player over the years. I am excited by the direction the Club is going in and having Gussy, the coaches and great players in place there is no reason why we can’t be moving on up.

“Coming up to this level naturally was a huge step up for me but after two great years here I feel I have developed so much.

“I want to keep on this journey, hopefully help this great club and continue by working with some amazing people in such an impressive, fun and professional environment.”

Quins are yet to tie up a deal for former England captain Chris Robshaw, 33, and look set to lose England tight-head Kyle Sinckler, 26, to Bristol – but keeping Dombrandt is a big boost t

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