Harlequins prop Joe Marler has committed his long-term future to the club by signing a new contract.
A product of the Club’s academy, Marler has developed into a world-class loosehead prop since becoming a senior squad member in 2010. The charismatic front row was part of Harlequins’ Amlin Challenge Cup and Aviva Premiership winning campaigns in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
The England and British & Irish Lions star, 29, has made over 200 appearances for Quins since his debut in 2009.
“I am a Harlequin, and I love the club,” said Marler.
“I’m immensely proud to have played for Quins over 200 times so far. I cannot wait for my next opportunity to pull on the jersey.”
Eastbourne-born Marler was part of their Premiership title winning team in 2012, the same year he won his first England cap.
Confirming the news of Marler’s contract extension, Harlequins Head of Rugby Paul Gustard said: “It is outstanding news that Joe has committed his long-term future to the Club. He is, without doubt, one of the best props in world rugby; and arguably the very best scrummaging loosehead prop in the modern era.
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“It is vital in the Premiership to have strong set-piece fundamentals, and securing Joe’s future allows us to build a formidable front row with hookers like Elia Elia and Scott Baldwin allied with our new signing, the ginormous and destructive tighthead prop Wilco Louw, which gives us some real presence in the tight five.
“Joe’s infectious personality off the field is as large as his presence on it and we are delighted he has shown his continued loyalty and commitment to the Quarters. I know his signature will spread plenty of smiles and give huge satisfaction to our fans and especially those that love the ‘dark arts’ of the front row!”
LIST | 20 times Joe Marler didn’t give a RUCK
He really doesn’t care.
1. Nowhere else to start
Taking life, or a Welshman, by the balls…
Joe Marler on Alun Wyn Jones… pic.twitter.com/YHxoKCkNOf— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) March 7, 2020
2. When he taught us his favourite word
Stuart Barnes is a complete helmet……..
— Joe Marler (@JoeMarler) November 12, 2015
3. Destroying GEORGE NORTH
4. Burning twitter critic
In a reply to the appearance of Joe Marler on a BBC 5 Live show, a Tweeter observed that he thought the prop was a “absolute try hard weapon……….him not you obviously”.
Problem was that Marler was tagged in the Tweet and duly decided to reply.
“Very true mate. I try very hard……. to have regular vaginal intercourse with your mum, but she insists on having it in her arsehole every time! Mental.