Highly-rated Joe Marchant has signed a new contract with Harlequins.

The 20-year-old Winchester-born centre is regarded as one of the top prospects in the game.

He was expected to be included in the England squad for this summer's tour of Argentina before suffering a toe injury.

Ex-Winchester RFC Colt Marchant, who was educated at Peter Symonds College in Winchester, has scored 11 tries in 37 games for Harlequins since making his debut in May 2015.

No details of the length of contract have been made public but Quins have secured his services for the foreseeable future.

Director of rugby John Kingston said: "Joe is an exceptional young talent who had a fantastic first full season in the Premiership last year.

"I am certain that many aspiring English clubs would have loved to secure his services.

"Therefore it is a real statement of intent that we have finalised a lengthy contract extension with him."

Marchant played for Hampshire at youth level - from under-14s through under-18s - and he is also a black belt in karate.