England winger Marland Yarde has signed a new multi-year contract with Harlequins after the club confirmed the deal on their website this afternoon.

Yarde has scored nine tries in 30 games for Quins after making the move across London from London Irish last year and is delighted to commit his future to the club, claiming it to be a very easy decision.

“I am really happy to have re-signed for Harlequins for the next few seasons,” Yarde told the club’s website.

“Since joining, I’ve enjoyed being part of a great team with some exceptional players. We have a side that is truly capable of beating anyone and I’m excited to be a part of that.

“We have started this season well and I’m pleased with my personal form; it was a very easy decision to make.”

Yarde has been capped seven times by England and was one of the stars on their tour to New Zealand in 2014 and was a part of England’s wider training squad before this year’s World Cup. Quins rugby director Conor O’Shea has welcomed the signing and claims that Yarde has a lot of potential and that he hopes the 23-year-old can continue to develop with the club.

“Marland is a young man with boundless potential and we will work with him to make sure he fulfils it,” said O’Shea.

“He combines pace, power, physicality and footwork allied to the fact that he is a good footballer. We are delighted that Marland has committed and know within this group he will go from strength to strength.”

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