England international Alex Dombrandt signs long-term deal with Harlequins

Alex Dombrandt has made 87 appearances for Harlequins
Alex Dombrandt has made 87 appearances for Harlequins
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Harlequins have confirmed that England international Alex Dombrandt has signed a new long-term deal with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Dombrandt joined Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2015 and went on to play for them until 2018 before switching to Harlequins. Having made his debut for the Quins in 2018 during the European Challenge Cup against Agen and has gone on to make 87 appearances for them in which he amassed 200 points.

The 24-year-old also impressed this season scoring 10 tries in 11 games and had also represented Wales Under 20 side in the past. His Test debut came for England during the summer series last year and has been capped twice.

“I’m very excited to have re-signed. I love the Club, I love what we’re trying to do at the moment. I’m really excited for what’s to come in the future," he told in a statement released by the club.

“Coming from university and into the professional environment I feel like I’ve grown on and off the pitch. I guess for me it’s just about being able to continue that growth, get better each day and go from there.

“This is a club that I’ve supported growing up. I used to come and watch Quins as a kid, so to stay at the club that is close to my heart, I’m very happy to do that.

“We’re trying to create something really special at this Club and obviously winning the Premiership last season was amazing, but we don’t want to sit on what we did last year. I think we’re in a really good spot at the moment.”

Director of Rugby Performance Billy Millard is thrilled with the news of Dombrandt penning a new deal with the Quins.

"We’re delighted that Alex has re-signed with the Club. Dommers has grown and developed since joining us from Cardiff Met a few years ago. Almost as much as his rugby he’s developed really well as a leader, and gone on to earn his international recognition off the back of his form with us.

“We’re thrilled that Dommers has recommitted his future with Quins and look forward to seeing him continue to thrive in the Quarters.”

Harlequins are at third place in the Gallagher Premiership table with eight wins from 12 games.