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Giant Bok centre Esterhuizen recommits to Quins

By Kim Ekin
(Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images for Harlequins)

Andre ‘The Giant’ Esterhuizen has re-signed with the reigning Gallagher Premiership champions Harlequins, the club have confirmed.

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The 6’4, 113kg midfielder has made 20 appearances for Harlequins since signing at the end of 2019/20 campaign. The former Cell C Sharks man and Munakata Sanix Blues centre has not been involved with the Springboks

The 27-year-old centre, who have been capped by eight times by the Springboks, has scored three tries for the West London club and has become a mainstay of their back division.

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“I think everyone wants to play for a team where you’re encouraged to try things on the pitch and be unconventional. We did that last year and made some great memories doing it the Harlequins Way.

“We have a strong group here with some great people and talented players. I’m very happy to re-commit with Quins, and I’m looking forward to playing my first full season with a Stoop packed with fans wearing the Quarters.”

Senior Coach Tabai Matson said: “We are delighted that Andre has re-signed with us. He’s one of the best in the world at getting gain line in the midfield and is a huge asset to playing the Harlequins Way.

“Andre has a great manner around the squad. While he’s probably what you could call an agent of chaos on the pitch for our opposition, he’s a very cool, composed character around training and has been great to work with.

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“It’s great to have Andre recommit and know that the fans can look forward to seeing him play in person as we welcome home our supporters in full capacity this weekend.”

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