Harlequins to sign England winger Yarde

Harlequins have announced they will sign England winger Marland Yarde from London Irish this summer.

The 21-year-old has agreed a two-year deal with the Quins and will join the club for pre-season training in July.

Yarde, who scored two tries on his England debut against Argentina last June, is currently sidelined with a ruptured tendon in his hip, but could be fit for the final two Six Nations matches in March.

The St. Lucia-born winger came through the London Irish academy and has scored 16 tries for the Exiles in 39 appearances.

Yarde said: “I will always have fond memories of London Irish and can only thank the club for what they have done for me as a player to date and the opportunity they have given me.

“I am excited to move on to the next stage of my career with Harlequins and hope to continue to develop and improve as a player.”

Quins’ director of rugby Conor O’Shea added: “Marland is young, ambitious, has world class potential and his ‘X-Factor’ is with ball in hand.”



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