Aviva Premiership
Jack Clifford signs new Harlequins contract
ESPN Staff
December 10, 2015

Harlequins back-row Jack Clifford has signed a new contract with Conor O'Shea saying he has the potential to be one of the world's best players.

Clifford, 22, is tipped as an England star of the future and is closing in on 40 appearances for Harlequins after making his debut in 2012.

"I am really pleased to have re-signed for this great club," Clifford said. "I have been associated with Harlequins for close to ten years and I can't think of anywhere better to be as I continue to gain experience and develop my career.

"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."

O'Shea added: "Jack is one of a new breed of players coming through the system. For me he has the potential to become one of the very best players in world rugby.

"He has had to be patient with injury holding him back in recent times, but in the last 12 months he has begun to really kick on; I can see his graph continuing to rise in the coming 12 months.

"He knows the competition we have in our back row means he will have to be on his game every week. Jack has potential to be a great leader within the group and we will work at developing that side of his game too."

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