Harlequins Contract Update

Harlequins Contract Update

As the 2017/18 season draws to a close Harlequins has confirmed a full squad update for 2018/19, which includes five new signings and new deals for a host of first-team players.

Adding international class to an already stellar backs division, centre Ben Tapuai joins from Bath and Nathan Earle from Saracens.  In the forwards, Max Crumpton (Bristol Rugby) has already arrived at the club, with Nick Auterac (Bath) and Alex Dombrandt (Cardiff Met) soon set to provide further competition in the pack.

The Club has also announced that Chris Robshaw, James Horwill, Joe Marler, Marcus Smith and Tim Visser have signed new contracts along with 15 others.

Meanwhile, the much-anticipated return of Renaldo Bothma from a broken arm next season will provide a huge boost to the side, after a frustrating first year at the Club. Similarly, Demetri Catrakilis and Francis Saili will be raring to go after injuries severely disrupted 2017/18, limiting both to just a handful of appearances.

The Club has also acknowledged and applauded the immense contributions of hooker Joe Gray and second rows Sam Twomey and Charlie Matthews, wishing them well for the future.

In addition, they have thanked Jamie Roberts, Charlie Piper and Harry Sloan for their service and wish them good luck with their careers. The Club also thanked Sam Aspland-Robinson, Jake Hennessey, Cameron Holenstein and John Okafor for all they have done during their time at the club.

Harlequins also paid tribute to two players who have announced their retirements from playing this season. "We are very grateful to Winston Stanley, who retired on medical grounds, while the Club is also delighted that Adam Jones will be joining the coaching staff full-time next season."

Harlequins Squad Update

Re-signings

Marcus Smith

Tim Visser

Chris Robshaw

James Horwill

Joe Marler

Dave Ward

Joe Marchant

Will Collier

Rob Buchanan

Stan South

Charlie Mulchrone

James Lang

Aaron Morris

Archie White

Dino Lamb

Gabriel Ibitoye

Henry Cheeseman

Josh McNulty

Josh Ibuanokpe

Calum Waters

New Signings for 2018/19

Ben Tapuai

Nathan Earle

Nick Auterac

Alex Dombrandt

Max Crumpton

Players leaving at the end of the 2017/18 season

Sam Aspland

Joe Gray

Cameron Holenstein

Jake Hennessey

Charlie Matthews

John Okafor

Charlie Piper

Jamie Roberts

Harry Sloan

Sam Twomey

Retirements

Adam Jones – appointed as Assistant Forwards Coach

Winston Stanley

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