Harlequins has today announced contract extensions for Director of Rugby John Kingston, Head Coach Mark Mapletoft and Forwards Coach Graham Rowntree.

Kingston said: “I’m immensely proud to have the opportunity to continue being part of a club that is evolving both on and off the field.

“I know the squad is in a much stronger position now than when I took over and I’m looking forward to kicking on with the next phase of the team’s development.”

Speaking on the Mapletoft and Rowntree extensions, Kingston said: “I am delighted Mark and Graham have committed their futures to Harlequins.

“Mark is one of the brightest and most forward-thinking coaches in the Aviva Premiership and, with three British and Irish Lions tours as coach under his belt, Graham is regarded as one of the finest Forwards coaches in the world.

“They bring a huge amount of knowledge, experience and expertise to the club and to have them extend their time at Harlequins is a real sign of intent.”