‘I love the club… I love what we are trying to do’: England No 8 Alex Dombrandt signs new long-term Harlequins deal as he hopes to make Eddie Jones’ Six Nations squad
- England No 8 Alex Dombrandt has signed a new long-term deal with Harlequins
- He wants to be a part of Eddie Jones’ Six Nations side which is named next week
- Dombrandt won the second of his two Test caps against Tonga in the autumn
- Harlequins director Billy Millard says they are ‘delighted’ Dombrandt re-signed
- He has made 87 Quins appearances, scoring over 200 points since his debut
England No 8 Alex Dombrandt has signed a new long-term deal with Gallagher Premiership champions Harlequins.
Dombrandt won the second of his two Test caps against Tonga in the autumn and will hope to be a part of Eddie Jones’ Six Nations squad which is named next week.
The 24-year-old helped Harlequins to win last season’s Premiership title and he has been in superb form for Tabai Matson’s side this term.
England No 8 Alex Dombrandt (above) has signed a new long-term deal with Harlequins
Dombrandt said: ‘I’m very excited to have re-signed. I love the club and I love what we’re trying to do at the moment. I’m really excited for what’s to come in the future.
‘Coming from university and into the professional environment, I feel like I’ve grown on and off the pitch. It’s just about being able to continue that growth, get better each day, and go from there.
‘This is a club I’ve supported growing up. I used to come and watch Quins as a kid so I’m very happy to stay at the club that is close to my heart.
‘We’re trying to create something really special at this club and obviously winning the Premiership last season was amazing, but we don’t want to sit on what we did last year.
‘I think we’re in a really good spot at the moment.”’
Dombrandt hopes to be a part of Eddie Jones’ Six Nations squad which is named next week
Dombrandt (right) won the second of his two Test caps against Tonga in the autumn
Dombrandt arrived at Harlequins from Cardiff Metropolitan University ahead of the 2018/19 season and since then, he has grown into one of English rugby’s most exciting and dynamic forwards.
He plays a key role at the heart of the Quins side along with scrum-half Danny Care, England fly-half wonderkid Marcus Smith and giant South African centre Andre Esterhuizen.
Dombrandt has made 87 Quins appearances, scoring over 200 points since his 2018 debut and he has already captained the club. He helped lift last season’s Premiership title at Twickenham.
Harlequins director of rugby performance Billy Millard said: ‘We’re delighted Alex has re-signed with the club. He has grown and developed since joining us from Cardiff Met a few years ago.
Harlequins director of rugby performance Billy Millard says they are ‘delighted’ he re-signed
Dombrandt has made 87 Quins appearances, scoring over 200 points since his 2018 debut
‘Almost as much as his rugby, he’s developed really well as a leader and gone on to earn his international recognition off the back of his form with us.
‘We’re thrilled Alex has recommitted his future with Quins and look forward to seeing him continue to thrive in the quarters.’ Harlequins sit third in the Gallagher Premiership table as they look to make it back-to-back titles.
Their next game is at Cardiff Rugby on Friday night in the Heineken Champions Cup with Dombrandt set to return to the city in which he was educated and face the side who tried to sign him.