Harlequins announce 2009/10 squad changes

Harlequins have completed their activity in the player market and have announced the following changes to their squad for next season.

 

Dean Richards, Harlequins Director of Rugby, said “We continue to be committed to a policy of promoting largely home grown and English talent.”

“I am delighted to see another excellent crop of young players being elevated from the Academy to the senior squad, whilst this year’s intake into the academy itself is felt to be a particularly promising one.


“Meanwhile, we are also happy to have retained the vast majority of our talented young senior squad and supplemented them with a sprinkling of signings, who we feel will fit well into our particular culture and environment.”


The changes and squads are as follows.


New Arrivals


John Andress (tight head prop) – from Exeter Chiefs
James Johnston (tight head prop)- from Samoa
Lewis Stevenson (lock) -from Exeter Chiefs
Karl Dickson (scrum-half) – from Bedford
Rory Clegg (outside-half) – from Newcastle Falcons
Gonzalo Camacho (centre) – from Argentina
Josh Drauniniu (wing) – from Exeter Chiefs


Departures


Alex Rogers (prop)
Mickey Pointing (hooker)
Mike Ross (prop)
Peter Bracken (prop)
John Brooks (prop)
James Inglis (lock)
Shane O’Connor (lock)
Tom Sargeant (flanker)
Phil Davies (back row)
Andy Gomarsall (scrum-half)
Chris Malone (outside-half)
De Wet Barry (centre)
Charlie Amesbury (wing)


Academy promotions into senior squad


Seb Stegmann (wing)
Sam Smith (wing)
George Lowe (centre)
Jonno Ross (back row)
Joe Marler (prop)
Dan Frazier (prop)
Chris York (back row)


First year Academy entrants


Rob Buchanan (prop)
Darryl Marfo (prop)
Will Collier (prop)
Joe Trayfoot (back row)
Luke Wallace (back row)
Ollie Lindsay-Hague (scrum-half)
Ross Chisholm (full-back)

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