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Quins v L Irish
Harlequins v London Irish
London Irish (H)
29/03/2014, KO 15:00
Sat 29th Mar 14
AVIVA Premiership Rugby
L Irish 18-13 Quins
L W W L W
L Irish Form
W W W L L
Both players have made big steps since making their first team debuts against Newcastle last season in the LV-= Cup. Currently on loan with Esher, Chisholm and Wallace are products of the Quins EPDG system and the, ever more successful, Quins academy.
At only 20 years old Ross Chisholm has already made 7 appearances (4 of them starts) for the Quins, scoring three tries in that time. Although more accustomed to the full-back role, Chisholm can also play in the centres or on the wing if needed. Quick, with good handling skills and a talented kicker, Chisholm continues to put the pressure on full back, Mike Brown. He has also appeared for the England U18.
"I am delighted to have been offered the chance to continue my career at Quins, a club which is close to my heart having come through the school boy ranks. Quins play an exciting brand of rugby and I am looking forward to pushing for a first team spot"
Talented open-side flanker, Luke Wallace, is already pressurising the established Quins back row for a starting spot, after making his first competitive start for the club against Newcastle this season. Like Chisholm, Wallace has progressed through the EPDG system and has already made 7 appearances for the first team. A young player with a great work ethic, Wallace can seem to be everywhere on the pitch.
"I think the club is in the right place and I am really excited about the next few years with Harlequins. I want to continue to push Will Skinner and Chris Robshaw for the number 7 shirt but also to keep learning from them and all the senior players. It is such a positive environment and I am looking forward to the group pushing for silverware."
Harlequins Academy Manager, Tony Diprose, says:
"Both Luke and Ross have already shown huge potential in the rugby opportunities they have had at a young age. They are a credit to their parents, school, teachers and coaches back in Sussex, in both their work ethic and attitude. I look forward to them emulating recent Academy graduates Joe Marler and George Lowe in establishing themselves as first team regulars.'