Joe Marler has committed his long-term future to Harlequins, the Aviva Premiership club has announced.
Prop Marler extended his current deal at Twickenham Stoop by a further three years, meaning he will remain a Quins player until 2021.
Marler, 27, told the club’s official website: “Re-signing for my childhood club has made me very happy. John Kingston has recruited strongly over the summer and he is starting to really mark his identity with this exciting group of players.
“I strongly believe we have a squad capable of going places and I’m really excited for the new season.”
Marler is a product of the Quins academy and made his senior debut for in the club in 2009. He currently has 152 appearances in total and has scored seven tries.
The England international was integral as Eddie Jones’ side clinched back-to-back Six Nations titles in 2016 and 2017, and was called upon for the British & Irish Lions’ tour of New Zealand earlier this year.
Quins director of rugby John Kingston said: “Joe is now established as one of the best loosehead props in world rugby.
“At 27, excitingly, he is probably only now coming into the peak of his potential. He has displayed a real commitment to the Harlequins cause over many years and as an academy protégé, he is another member of the squad who has only ever known one club.
“This news offers a further massive boost to the squad as we prepare for the start of our 2017-18 campaign.”
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Marler signs new Quins deal until 2021
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