Joe Marler signs new deal with English Premiership side Harlequins

Staying on - England prop Joe Marler has signed a new contract with Harlequins

England prop Joe Marler has signed a new contract with Harlequins, the Premiership club announced on Friday.

The 29-year-old front row, who has also represented the British and Irish Lions, has made more than 200 appearances for Quins since a debut in 2009.

Quins did not reveal the exact length of Marler's latest deal but said he had committed his "long-term future" to the London club.

"I am a Harlequin, and I love the club," said Marler, capped 71 times by England .

"Growing up with Harlequins as my boyhood team, I remember getting thrown out of the Stoop as a fan when I was 12 because I had tried to run on the pitch.

"Now I get the chance to continue my journey with great friends, team-mates, coaches, and fans, without getting thrown out... yet."

Harlequins' head of rugby Paul Gustard said: "It is outstanding news that Joe has committed his long-term future to the club.

"He is, without doubt, one of the best props in world rugby and arguably the very best scrummaging loosehead prop in the modern era."

Staying on - England prop Joe Marler has signed a new contract with Harlequins