Transfer News: Quins back signs contract extension

Harlequins have announced today that back Henry Cheeseman has signed a contract extension to stay at the Stoop.

On his new contract, Cheeseman said: “I’m really excited to re-sign for the Club. It’s been my boyhood team since I was 13-years-old, and I’m really delighted to agree this extension.



“We’ve got a really good group of lads here, and there’s a tremendous buzz in the squad, especially given the quality of the coaching staff. Working with Nick Evans has been especially important for me, given my recent transition into the centres, and I’m looking forward to continuing to play my rugby in front of our fantastic supporters at The Stoop.”

Cheeseman joined the Harlequins Academy for the 2014/15 season from Whitgift College. It was while he was within the club’s Elite Player Development Group (EPDG) that he made his senior debut, coming on as a replacement during Harlequins’ Anglo-Welsh Cup match against Cardiff Blues in 2014. He has since gone on to make 12 further appearances for the Club.


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In November 2017, Cheeseman scored his first try for Harlequins, crashing over away to Bath Rugby.

Director of Rugby, John Kingston, added: “Henry is a very strong and quick player, who has shown himself flexible in his ability to play in many different positions.

“I think, at Centre, he is now optimising his strengths and I have been impressed by the way he has dealt with the adversity of a long-term injury earlier this season. I believe he has a very bright future and I am delighted that he will remain at Harlequins for the foreseeable future.”

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