|Weight||108kg (17st 0lb)|
|Caps||0 Test appearances|
Elevation back to the England Saxons’ squad marks another landmark in the career of Chris Brooker, who was originally a product of the fertile junior section at Cleve RFC. He joined Harlequins in the summer of 2007 from Bath Rugby, made his debut against Samoain August that year and up to the end of January 2012 had made 80 seniorappearances, including 40 in the Premiership.
He has become an established member of the club’smatch-day squad and in January 2011 signed an extended contract that extends toJune 2013. A dynamic hooker, Chris suits Harlequins’ style of play and hascaptured the spirit of the club.
Chris said: “This is a team that has so much potential.There are so many young, English players coming through the academy andchallenging for our first team places. There is no doubt that there areexciting times ahead for Quins and I want to be a part of it.”
Director of rugby Conor O’Shea added: “At 25, he is just going to get better and better. He fits the profileof the type of player and person we want at the club. I’m sure he is ambitious to succeed both with Harlequins and also to push on and add to his Saxons’honours at a higher level.”
Chris shared in the England U21 Grand Slam in the 2006 Six Nations before representing the side in the IRB Junior World Championshipin France that summer. He was then a member of the Saxons squad in the 2007 Churchill Cup.
Bristol-born Chris heads an impressive list of players emanating from the Cleve. Others who have made their way in the gameare James Phillips, of Exeter Chiefs, Ryan Davis, of London Wasps, Newcastle Falcons’ Redford Pennycook, together with Will Davis and Jack Tovey, of Bristol.