Paul Lasike rugby player
Paul Lasike rugby player

Paul Lasike

17th Jun 1990 1.75m/113kg Outside Centre

Lasike made a huge impression on the international scene in June 2018 when USA beat Scotland 30-29 in Texas. His powerful defence was a major factor in his country’s first victory over a major international rugby nation.

He first travelled to the US from Auckland on a rugby scholarship at Brigham Young University in Utah but he was soon approached to play for the American Football side there. His success with them led to signing contracts with the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL and later Chicago Bears, where he played running back and fullback.

The New Zealand-born Lasike, who has been capped six times for the USA Eagles, signed for Quins from Utah Warriors in August 2018, where he has been captain since the start of 2018.

Lasike became a first fan favourite and a key cog in the new Quins era, regularly seen punching holes in Premiership and European defences.

In February 2020, he signed a new undisclosed deal with Harlequins.





Career

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Fullback
2018 - present
Utah Warriors logo Utah Warriors
Fullback
2018 - present
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Outside Centre
2018 - present