Turner-Hall commits to Quins
Harlequins keep hold of England prospect
By Rachel Griffiths. Last Updated: 11/02/10 4:33pm
Turner-Hall: New Quins deal
England hopeful Jordan Turner-Hall has penned a new two-year deal with Harlequins to keep him at The Stoop until 2012.
"I'm delighted that Jordan has committed himself further to the Quins family."
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The 22-year-old, who joined Quins in 2006, was named the Guinness Premiership discovery of the season last year and made his non-cap international debut against the Barbarians in the summer.
The centre was denied his chance to break into the senior England squad for their autumn Test campaign when he suffered a shoulder injury which required surgery and was consequently sidelined for four months.
However, after making a comeback for Quins last month, Turner-Hall is expected to catch the eye of Martin Johnson when the England manager chooses his squad for an extended tour of Australia in the summer.
Turner-Hall has appeared in the last three fixtures for Harlequins, who will travel to Kingsholm to face Gloucester on Saturday.
Quins head coach John Kingston is thrilled that the centre has pledged his loyalty to the London club.
"I'm delighted that Jordan has committed himself further to the Quins family," said Kingston.
"As another product of our outstanding academy, he encapsulates precisely the playing profile we seek within the club.
"He, along with the rest of the playing group, has huge ambition and is intent on building Harlequins' position as one of the most progressive elite teams in England."