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Guest extends Quins stay

22 December 2010

  • Tom Guest signs 12-month contract extention at Harlequins
  • Leading try scorer this season would've been free agent in January

Harlequins No.8 Tom Guest, who has signed a 12-month contract extention at the Twickenham Stoop

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Tom Guest has turned down the opportunity to leave Harlequins by signing a new 12-month contract extension at the Stoop.

The talented No.8 would have been free to talk to other clubs from January but he has now agreed new terms at Quins.

And Guest, the club's leading try-scorer this season, believes the future is bright at the Stoop.

"There is so much potential in this young squad and I am excited about the future," he said.

"I enjoy the style of rugby that is played here, something which suits me as a player, and want to continue developing as a player here at Harlequins."

Quins director of rugby Conor O'Shea is now hoping that Guest will sign a longer-term deal in the coming months.

O'Shea said: "I am delighted that Tom has put this matter to bed before the new year and I have no doubt we will be sitting down early next year to extend Tom's tenure at the club for a number of years to come.

"The back-row resources we have are as good as any in the Aviva Premiership, with the likes of captain Chris Robshaw, Nick Easter, Marie Fa'asavalu and Will Skinner, and rising stars Chris York and Luke Wallace all challenging for starting positions."

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