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World Rugby Junior Player of the Year Chisholm signs Exiles dual contract

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World Rugby Junior Player of the Year James Chisholm has signed a new dual contract with London Scottish.

Harlequins back-row Chisholm, who played three Premiership games last season, helped England to the final of this summer's World Rugby U20 Championship, where they lost to New Zealand.

The 19-year-old enjoyed a similar spell at the Athletic Ground last term, making 10 appearances as the Exiles made the playoffs.

Chisholm was joined by Quins teammates Kieran Treadwell and Joe Marchant in signing dual terms with Scottish, while all 13 of the club's Academy members have penned either loans or dual contracts with Championship or National One and Two clubs.

Quins Academy Manager Tony Diprose said: "It is hugely important for our Academy squad members to gain as much game time and experience as possible at this early stage of their careers.

"The Championship and National Leagues provide the perfect platform for them to lay the foundations and learn their trade in competitive and physical environment.

"Over recent years, we have developed very strong relationships with a number of the local clubs and I am once again very grateful to London Scottish, Rosslyn Park, Richmond, Esher, Worthing and Dorking for providing our Academy members with these exciting opportunities."