Harlequins prop Will Collier signs contract extension

Will Collier joined Harlequins in 2010
Will Collier joined Harlequins in 2010

Harlequins prop Will Collier has extended his stay at the club after signing a new contract.

Collier started his Harlequins career in 2010 and since then has racked up 164 appearances for the club and enjoyed 2013 LV=Cup title win with the club. The 28-year-old has also featured in 113 Premiership games for the club.

He was also part of England Under 16, Under 18 and Under 20 levels and was part of the squad that reached the final of the IRB Junior World Cup final in 2011.

“This club means so much to me, and after speaking to Gussy it was an easy decision to stay at the club I’ve supported since I was a kid," he told the official website of the club.

“I have complete belief that we can go on to fulfil our potential with the team culture we are building, the great group of lads we have and the outstanding coaches and staff supporting us.”

Collier made his England debut during the summer tour of Argentina where he featured in both the Tests and was also one of the try-scorer in the second game in Santa Fe helping the red rose team to a 35-25 win.

Harlequins head of rugby Paul Gustard was pleased to retain the services of Collier as he believes his experience will benefit the club.

“We’re delighted that Will has committed his future to Harlequins; a club he has lived and breathed for so long, playing over 150 times here.

“He is widely regarded as one of the finest scrummagers of his generation and continues to improve under the guidance of Bomb.

"Will’s wish is to make the step up to regular international football, which will require dedication and sacrifice, and we want to help him achieve his ambition and add to his international caps.

"The nuts and bolts of a tighthead prop is accurate and dominant set piece and Will does those things very well. Allied to that, he has soft hands for a big man and has improved his defensive stopping power in keeping with the modern day demands of a prop".

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