Charlie Mulchrone has signed a contract to extend his time with Harlequins. The 30-year-old scrum-half joined Quins in 2016 from Premiership rivals Worcester Warriors and has gone on to make 37 appearances since.
Mulchrone's contract extension comes following Harlequins signing of 84-times-capped Argentinian scrum-half Martin Landajo, with Harlequins confirming that Mulchrone would be providing cover for Landajo's Rugby World Cup involvement in Japan.
This will leave Landajo to compete with the most capped English scrum-half in history Danny Care, who also boasts 84 caps for his country, for the Quins starting nine jersey.
This latest piece of contract news coming via the Stopp follows the signing of Fijian duo Nikki Goneva and Tevita Cavubati from Newcastle Falcons earlier this week and Springbok wing Travis Ismaiel, you can see the full story here.
"We still hope that the evergreen DC is called up"
- Paul Gustard
Qualified to play for both England and Ireland, the Manchester-born British and Irish Cup winner, brother of London Irish centre Fergus, previously captained RFU Championship side Rotherham Titans.
Harlequins Head of Rugby Paul Gustard said: "Charlie is a highly valued member of the squad and is well respected by all players and support staff alike with his consistent and competitive nature. He is a straightforward human being with good values and morals and exhibits the kind of behaviours that we want at the club - those that I know underpin highly successful organisations and teams.
"We would like to thank him for his continued service to the Club, his decision to stay with us and we look forward to his contribution during this important period on and off the field.
"With Martin most likely to be away and, of course we still hope that the evergreen DC is called up, we needed to make sure we have appropriate high-level cover to assist the exciting Niall Saunders as we start the season. Charlie had a frustrating time last season with injury, and I know he is very keen to hit the ground running in preseason."
Mulchrone added: "I am really pleased to be extending my contract with Quins. I've thoroughly enjoyed my time so far - especially working with Paul and the outstanding group of coaches and players that we have here. It has been an honour to wear this shirt over the last few years and Iâm excited to have the opportunity to do so again as we enter the new season.
"Looking beyond my playing extension I am very excited at the prospect of becoming the Club's Academy Transition Coach and supporting our next group of Academy players as they embark on their professional careers. I have been fortunate enough to have worked with some incredible coaches throughout my career and I hope to bring the positive elements from each of them as I transition to coaching myself."