Quins lock Olly Kohn has been called into the Wales squad preparing for the forthcoming Six Nations.

Kohn, who is uncapped at international level, is one of the most experienced and respected second row forwards playing in the Aviva Premiership. 

The 31-year-old committed his future to Harlequins a fortnight ago when he signed a one year contract extension that will keep him with the London club until the end of the 2013-14 season.

Kohn joined Harlequins from Bristol in July 2006 ahead of their return to the top flight under Dean Richards and made his debut in the pre-season friendly with ASM Clermont that summer.

He has since gone on to make made 135 appearances for the current Premiership champions and has scored four tries.

Quins director of rugby Conor O'Shea said: "We are delighted that Olly has been called into the Wales squad and look forward to him receiving a first international cap in the forthcoming Six Nations."