Christian Scotland-Williamson returns to rugby union after signing contract with Harlequins

Christian Scotland-Williamson previously played for Worcester Warriors between 2014 and 2017
Christian Scotland-Williamson previously played for Worcester Warriors between 2014 and 2017
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Premiership champions Harlequins have announced the signing of former National Football League player Christian Scotland-Williamson ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Scotland-Williamson started his career with Worcester Warriors between 2014 and 2017 and went on to make 23 appearances for them before moving to pursue a career in American football where he signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers but he did not play a game for them.

"It is an extremely exciting time for me to be stepping back into rugby," he told in a statement released by the club.

"To come back and play for the Premiership Champions is a fantastic opportunity. I have had some time to think about my next step and have watched the team go from strength to strength.

"The Club has a group of talented players and you can see the culture is starting to produce some eye-catching results.

"I have learned some valuable lessons from my time in America and am coming back to rugby with a different perspective".

The 28-year-old is now looking forward to propel his rugby career with Harlequins.

Performing on the highest stage is a privilege and one I don’t take for granted. Harlequins play an attractive brand of rugby and play the game the right way. I am looking forward to working with the Coaches to take another step forward in my career."

Harlequins Scrum Coach Adam Jones believes Scotland-Williamson's experience with Worcester and NFL will benefit the club as they look to defend their Premiership title.

"Christian is a fantastic athlete with strong roots in rugby," he said.

"Christian has had a wonderful chance to experience the NFL over the last few years off the back of impressing during his time with Worcester.

"I'm sure he'll bring that experience into our team and contribute well to our levelling up as a team."

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