Harlequins secure signing of Wales international Scott Baldwin

Scott Baldwin has played 34 Tests for Wales
Scott Baldwin has played 34 Tests for Wales

Wales international Scott Baldwin is set to make his debut in the Gallagher Premiership after signing a new deal with Harlequins.

The 30-year-old will head to Twickenham Stoop ahead of the 2019/20 season ending a 10-year association with Ospreys after making over 120 appearances for the Wales regional outfit.

“There is something special going on at Harlequins at the moment and I am looking forward to starting my Gallagher Premiership career there next season," Baldwin said in a statement released by the club.

“I have met with Gussy and the staff at Harlequins and been very impressed with the winning mentality that they have installed there.

The hooker, who was part of the Ospreys’ Pro 14 winning side in 2012, added: “I am going there to win trophies and I know they have the squad and the mind-set to do it.”

The 6ft 3in hooker has also featured in 34 Tests for Wales since his debut that came in 2013 and was last seen during the summer series in 2017. He was also part of the Wales squad that competed in the 2015 World Cup.

Harlequins head of rugby Paul Gustard is delighted to have secured the services of Baldwin and believes his experience at both the international and domestic levels will prove handy.

“Scott is an excellent signing for the Club. He has had an outstanding career for club and country so far in Wales and I am very pleased he is joining us next season.

“We have followed him in the Pro14 and he has impressed with his attitude, his humour and all-round technical ability. We know he will be a great fit and a key member of the squad as we look to improve and fulfil our ambitions.

“He is a big man, who excels in the set-piece and is abrasive both sides of the ball around the field. He will add leadership qualities to our group and brings a wealth of experience to the squad.

“We look forward to welcoming Scott and his young family to the club."

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