Melling signs new two-year Quins deal

Harlequins RL winger Chris Melling has signed a new two-year contract with the London based outfit.

Melling, 26, currently in his fifth season at Harlequins and the former Wigan and Great Britain full back is happy to continue his playing career in the capital.

“I’m over the moon really,” said Chris. “It’s good to have that bit of security. I’ve really enjoyed the last five seasons down here and want to push on with the club.

“I’m disappointed that results haven’t been going our way recently but personally I’m really enjoying things and that’s why I wanted to stay. Hopefully we’ll push on over the next two seasons and challenge for that top eight spot.

“I suppose the club’s going through a transition period, developing an identity and building a culture. Everyone wants results yesterday but these things take time and I’m just enjoying being part of it and seeing the young lads developing and coming through.

“In my first season down here Dan Sarginson was on the Scholarship Scheme, so seeing him come through now to the first team is great. I’m really enjoying the club, it’s developing into a place I want to be at.”

Head coach Rob Powell is delighted that he has decided to stay with Harlequins RL. “Chris has been a fantastic club man since he’s been down in London. On the field, he has had a really good season. We want to be a club where people come and want to stay. To retain a player like Chris in the middle of his career shows our intent as we move forward.”

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