Nathan Earle signs contract extension with Harlequins

Nathan Earle (right) joined Harlequins in 2018
Nathan Earle (right) joined Harlequins in 2018

Harlequins have announced that winger Nathan Earle has penned a contract extension with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Earle started his professional rugby career with Saracens in 2012 and also enjoyed loan stint with Bedford and London Scottish before making his Premiership debut for the Allianz Park outfit in 2016.

He made a shift to Allianz Park in 2018 and on his debut season he impressed with 11 tries from 23 games before suffering a knee injury.

“I’m thrilled to be able to extend my time at The Stoop,” said Earle to the official website of the club. “I felt like I was playing some of my best rugby before picking up a knee injury at the end of my first season.

“I’m still rehabilitating at the moment, but I’m excited to get back out there and pull on the jersey again.

“Gussy [Paul Gustard] has given me a real sense of confidence to go out there and play my game. I’m itching to get back out on the field.

“It’s exciting to commit to a squad with so much young talent coming through under Gussy alongside so many experienced players within the group. Once rugby returns, there should be exciting times ahead for the Club.”

Having been a regular member in Eddie Jones' England training squad, Earle played in the unofficial game against Barbarians in 2018 and was part of the side's tour of Argentina prior to that.

“We’re thrilled to have Nathan recommit his future to the Club. Prior to his severe knee injury, he was demonstrating to everyone what I personally already knew, that he is a fantastic talent with the potential for explosive, match-winning performances," said Harlequins head of rugby Paul Gustard.

“When we lost Nathan to injury, we lost more than just his fantastic talents as a player; we lost his energy, his personality, his competitiveness, and his leadership on the field. He was, and is, a key member of our playing group with the type of strong off-field behaviours and positive mindset that are fundamental to our environment.

“He has maintained his diligence and professionalism throughout his rehab along with the excellent direction of Elliot Clarke and the rest of our fantastic medical performance group."

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