Jack Clifford: Harlequins back-row forward signs new deal

Jack Clifford
Jack Clifford joined Harlequins' academy at the age of 13

Harlequins back-row forward Jack Clifford has signed a new contract with the Premiership club.

The 22-year-old has scored eight tries in 38 appearances for Quins since making his debut for the club in 2012.

"Jack is one of a new breed of players coming through the system," director of rugby Conor O'Shea said.external-link

"For me he has the potential to become one of the very best players in world rugby and to be a great leader within the group."

Clifford captained England to the Under-20 Six Nations title and victory in the Junior World Cup in 2013.

"I have been associated with Harlequins for close to 10 years and I can't think of anywhere better to be as I continue to gain experience and develop my career," he said.

"There are a number of influential and experienced players within the squad and I am looking forward to continuing to learn within such a competitive and highly-skilled back row."

Harlequins have not disclosed the length of Clifford's new deal at the Twickenham Stoop.