Scrum-half Charlie Mulchrone has signed a short-term contract extension with Harlequins until the end of the World Cup scheduled in Japan later this year.
Following his contract, the 30-year-old will make a transition to the club's academy staff.
Mulchrone made his professional rugby debut with Rotherham Titans in 2012 and moved to Worcester Warriors in 2014 before his association with Harlequins beginning in 2016. Since then, he has made 37 appearances for the Twickenham Stoop outfit including 19 in the 2018/19 season during which he scored two tries.
“I am really pleased to be extending my contract with Quins," he told in a statement released by the club.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time so far – especially working with Paul and the outstanding group of coaches and players that we have here. It has been an honour to wear this shirt over the last few years and I’m excited to have the opportunity to do so again as we enter the new season.
“Looking beyond my playing extension I am very excited at the prospect of becoming the club’s academy transition coach and supporting our next group of academy players as they embark on their professional careers.
“I have been fortunate enough to have worked with some incredible coaches throughout my career and I hope to bring the positive elements from each of them as I transition to coaching myself.”
Harlequins finished fifth in the Gallagher Premiership last season with 10 wins from 22 games.