TRANSFER NEWS | England hopeful Nathan Earle makes decision on future

Harlequins have announced that popular wing Nathan Earle has signed a contract extension with the Club, promising to build upon an impressive start to a career in the Quarters.

Before sustaining a long-term knee ligament injury against Northampton Saints towards the end of the 2018/19 season, Earle bagged 11 tries in 23 Harlequins appearances, playing an integral role in an impressive 2018/19 campaign that saw the Club fall just short of that season’s semi-finals.

Earle, 25, who arrived at The Stoop from London rivals Saracens in 2018, has regularly featured in England training camps – named in Eddie Jones’s wider squad ahead of the 2019 Six Nations – and scored in an uncapped fixture against the Barbarians in 2018 having toured Argentina with the national side the previous summer.

“I’m thrilled to be able to extend my time at The Stoop,” Earle said. “I felt like I was playing some of my best rugby before picking up a knee injury at the end of my first season.

“I’m still rehabilitating at the moment, but I’m excited to get back out there and pull on the jersey again.

“Gussy [Paul Gustard] has given me a real sense of confidence to go out there and play my game. I’m itching to get back out on the field.

“It’s exciting to commit to a squad with so much young talent coming through under Gussy alongside so many experienced players within the group. Once rugby returns, there should be exciting times ahead for the Club.”

LIST | 4 Big-Money Signings Who Flopped at Harlequins

Harlequins have welcomed more false dawns than most clubs – as highlighted by their misfortune in the transfer market when it comes to exciting signings that ultimately proved disappointing.

1. Paul Doran-Jones

They signed the England international prop from Northampton in 2013 with then boss Conor O’Shea saying: “Not only is Paul talented, at his age he will only get better.” However, after two disappointing seasons at the Stoop, making just 19 appearances, he left to rejoin Gloucester.

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