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England star Smith commits to Harlequins

NEWS: Harlequins confirmed that England and British & Irish Lions flyhalf Marcus Smith has signed a contract extension with the club.

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The Harlequins Academy product has agreed to a contract extension which will see the 24-year-old remain in Quins colours beyond the 2023/24 season.

Smith has achieved 140 Quins appearances and 1 287 points since his senior debut in 2017/18. His prolific career to date has featured numerous accolades, including a starring role in the famous 2020/21 title-winning season. Smith finished as the Premiership’s top point-scorer with 278 points, helping Quins clinch the Premiership Final with a 40-38 win over Exeter Chiefs.

The Brighton College product, who grew up in Singapore before moving to the UK at the age of 13, enjoyed early age-grade honours with England Under-17, Under-18 and Under-20, before earning his England debut against the USA in 2021. A week later he was called up to the British & Irish Lions squad and kicked all seven conversions in the tour match against the Stormers.

Smith has since achieved 21 caps for England, scoring 152 points. Following another impressive 2022/23 season for Quins, which saw the flyhalf reach 1 000 Premiership points, Smith has been selected in Steve Borthwick’s World Cup training squad.

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Commenting on his new contract, Smith said: “I love the Club, it’s been my home since the age of 14 and I want to repay the faith shown in me and help Quins win trophies. We have unfinished business, we want to challenge for titles and create more memories for our supporters.

“The Club has always been a very special place for me and my family. Working my way through the Academy and into the senior squad has been a great experience and I have loved every minute of it. I can’t wait to pull on the Quarters next season and run out at The Stoop.”

Director of Rugby Billy Millard commented: “We’re delighted Marcus has extended his contract. He is a key member of our squad who displays outstanding commitment to his training and game development. We’re looking forward to the impact Marcus will have in Quins colours next season and beyond.”

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