23 May 13
Harlequins confirmed today (23rd May) that Chris Brooker is leaving the club to join Worcester Warriors.
The Salisbury-born scrum half was called into the England Elite Squad last season and played in the second mid-week test against the South African Barbarians during England's summer tour to that country.
"For us the scrum half position is fundamental to the way we play and we are very fortunate to have two of the leading scrum halves in the country who buy into everything the team is about," said Conor O'Shea, Harlequins Director of Rugby, when he announced the contract extension today (23rd August). "I know I speak for all the coaches at the club when I say that Karl is one of the best and most competitive people they have ever come across; his influence on the squad is enormous and the competition between himself and Danny Care is great for both of them. We are delighted with this signing."
Commenting on his contract extension, Karl Dickson said, "Winning the Amlin Challenge Cup in 2011 and the Aviva Premiership last May, together with a number of outstanding performances such as the away win in the Heineken Cup in Toulouse, shows the potential of the current Harlequins squad. I believe that there are even more exciting and successful times ahead for the club and I want to be part of them which is why I'm delighted to have signed this extension to my contract."