Buchanan pens new Quins deal
April 19, 2012
Rob Buchanan has committed to Harlequins until the end of the 2013-14 season © Getty Images
Harlequins have announced that promising hooker Rob Buchanan has put pen to paper on a new two-year deal.
Buchanan has been thrust into the first-team limelight recently with injuries to fellow hookers Joe Gray and Chris Brooker. He shone for the league leaders in their win over Saracens at Wembley and the former England Under-20s hooker has been earmarked as one for the future by Quins' head coach John Kingston.
"Rob is one of the best up and coming English hookers," Kingston said. "He is a joy to work with and has already made an impressive impact at senior level. We look forward to developing him to his full potential to reach the heights of our other home grown players that are already playing for England. We are delighted to have him commit his future with us."
Buchanan is excited about his future and is hopeful of winning some silverware in the coming seasons. "I am very excited about being part of this Harlequins squad going forward," Buchanan said. "We have a talented group with a lot of world class players in it and have a real chance of winning some silverware over the next few seasons. I feel this is the best place for my development under the guidance of the club's quality coaching team."
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
"If I miss the first kick of the match, it shouldn't have any impact on the second. They are different entities." Tom Hamilton talks to Northampton Saints' Stephen Myler
It's time for those running Welsh rugby to stop trying to prevent its players heading to France and to start planning a future without them, writes Martin Williamson
Paul Eddison explains how the French sold English clubs down the river and why their domestic game will go from strength to strength
'Nothing can prepare you for the noise of the Millennium Stadium though, you just can't hear anything." Tom Hamilton talks to Cory Allen