Fan favourite Nathan Earle has signed a contract extension with Harlequins. 


The 25-year-old wing, who joined from Saracens in 2018, endured an abrupt end to his first season at Twickenham Stoop when he suffered a knee injury in April 2019 and has been rehabilitating ever since.


Before that, Earle has scored 11 tries in 23 appearances for Paul Gustard’s side and his form saw him named in Eddie Jones’ wider England squad for the 2019 Six Nations. 


"I’m thrilled to be able to extend my time at the Stoop,” Earle said. 


“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.”


Commenting on Earle’s decision to extend his stay with Quins, Gustard said: “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.

“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.”