Junior Bok Tyrone Green

Tyrone Green. Photo: Harlequins website

Former Junior Bok signs new long-term contract with English club

Former Junior Bok Tyrone Green has signed a new deal with Harlequins, heightening calls for him to be capped by the Boks before England.

Junior Bok Tyrone Green

Tyrone Green. Photo: Harlequins website

Green, who starred for the Junior Bok team in 2018, has fast become a fan favourite at Harlequins after arriving from South Africa ahead of the 2020/21 season.


The 23-year-old could eventually qualify for England, but it’s widely hoped in South African rugby supporter groups that he will receive a call-up from the Boks in the not-too-distant future.

A key figure in Quins’ Gallagher Premiership-winning season last year, the talented former Junior Bok has 35 appearances for Quins

The fullback was eased into life at the Stoop during his first season in South West London, but once he got an opportunity in the first-team squad, the South African capitalised making 22 appearances in his debut season.

Green has since gone on to become an electric threat at the heart of Harlequins’ famous attacking brand of rugby, achieving remarkable success in his time with the Club.

He scored eight tries in a dream first season including one against Bristol Bears in the Premiership semi-final, a game in which he stood out as the Player of the Match. He started at full-back in the final a week later as Harlequins secured their second Premiership title.

Commenting on his new deal, Green said: “I’m very happy to re-sign with Quins. I’ve loved playing here in this jersey and it was fantastic to go all the way and lift the trophy during my first season here.

“I joined Harlequins because they are famous for playing the kind of attacking, fearless rugby that I like to be involved in. It plays to my strengths as a player and means that I love taking to the field and training every day.

“It’s fantastic to re-sign. I’m looking forward to continuing on the journey with this team and we hope to keep building and winning.”

Harlequins Senior Coach Tabai Matson said: “It’s great that Tyrone has signed a new deal to remain with the Club. He’s a truly fantastic competitor with some of the most dangerous footwork and attacking instincts in the league.

“We are a team that prides ourselves on our ability to play some great rugby, and Tyrone is one of the best examples of playing the Harlequins Way.”