Melling gives Harlequins a boost
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Harlequins have confirmed that Chris Melling has committed his future to the club by signing a new two-year deal.
Melling joined Quins in 2006 from Wigan Warriors and impressed enough to cement his position as the first-choice winger at the Stoop.
The Great Britain international, 26, is now hoping to concentrate on helping Harlequins challenge for a top-eight spot over the next two seasons.
"I'm over the moon really," Melling said. "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."
Head coach Rob Powell has described Melling's decision to stay on as a massive boost.
"Chris has been a fantastic club man since he's been down in London," said Powell.
"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."