Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Marler Aiming to Hit His Peak as He Commits to Quins until 2021

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Marler Aiming to Hit His Peak as He Commits to Quins until 2021

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Byline: Chris Jones

JOE MARLER, the England and Lions loose-head prop, has signed a new long-term contract that will keep him at Harlequins until 2021.

The 51-cap former Quins captain follows fellow England international Chris Robshaw in committing himself to the Premiership club by signing an extension to his deal.

John Kingstongreeted the news of Marler's deal by predicting the 27-yearold would become an even bigger force at club and Test level. Quins' director of rugby said: "At 27, excitingly, he is probably only now coming to the peak of his potential. Joe is now established as one of the best loose-head props in world rugby.

"He has displayed a real commitment to the Harlequins cause over many years and 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 campaign."

Marler said: "Re-signing for my childhood club has made me very happy. …

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