Samoa star signs new Quins contract

Samoa back-rower Maurie Fa’asavalu has extended his Harlequins contract until 2014.

The 31-year-old is currently on international duty at the World Cup, and started Samoa’s Pool D games against Namibia and Wales.

He joined Quins from Super League side St Helens at the start of last season and was a key player for the Amlin Challenge Cup winners.

“Maurie has made a huge impact on both players and supporters alike and his example as a professional in everything he does is one which all young players should follow,” said Quins director of rugby Conor O’Shea.

Fa’asavalu said: “I am really excited to have re-signed with Harlequins for another two years.

“It’s great to be part of a squad that is continually growing and where everyone is working hard to achieve our goals to bring silverware to the club.”