Northmore signs contract extension

Wednesday, 12th January 2022 @ 12:00

Harlequins is thrilled to announce that centre Luke Northmore has signed a new long-term contract with the Club

A skilled footballer able to play at inside and outside centre, and also on the wing, Northmore is the second fan favourite to re-sign this week following news yesterday that England back row Alex Dombrandt has recommitted his future to the Club.

Northmore, 24, recommits to Harlequins having joined the Club ahead of the 2019/20 season, making his debut against Saracens in the Premiership Cup in late 2019.

Arriving at The Stoop from Cardiff Met University, Northmore has gone on to become one of the most potent attackers in the Club’s backline. One of a number of players to thrive as the team has reconnected with its DNA of old over the last two seasons. The midfielder currently boasts 13 tries in 38 appearances for the Club to date, scoring eight tries in 12 appearances so far this season.

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An intelligent attacker well-suited to playing the famous Harlequins Way, the Plymouth-born back has become known for both his searing line breaks in attack and physical hits in defence.

“I’m really pleased to sign an extension here with the club that gave me a shot when I was fresh out of uni," said Northmore.

"I’ve loved every second of it, to be honest. There’s been a few ups and downs, with playing behind closed doors last year and then having the results we’ve had in front of fans this year has been amazing. I wouldn’t really want to go anywhere else.

“Being here with the lads and the coaching and backroom staff, I turn up every day with a big smile on my face when I come to work, and I didn’t really want to change that.

“I feel comfortable in this environment and confident in my game whether it’s getting my opportunity off the bench or with a start to do what I can for the team.

“Winning the Premiership last season was a surreal feeling and having the opportunity to go again this season and wanting to make history once more, it’s really exciting.”

Harlequins Skills and Kicking coach Charlie Mulchrone said: “It’s great to have Luke recommit to Quins. Luke joined us from university three years ago and has made a real impact since he arrived. He’s become a top-quality Premiership centre with a well-rounded game on both sides of the ball.

“He was a significant part of our title-winning season last year and has continued to make a big impact so far this campaign. We're thrilled to have him recommit to the Club.”

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