Harlequins confirm Michele Campagnaro's departure at end of season

Michele Campagnaro made seven appearances for Harlequins
Michele Campagnaro made seven appearances for Harlequins

Harlequins have confirmed that Italy international Michele Campagnaro will make an exit from the Gallagher Premiership at the end of the ongoing season.

Campagnaro joined Harlequins in 2019 but his involvement with the club was hampered by a knee injury that he suffered in December that year limiting his appearances to just seven that includes four in the Premiership.

The 28-year-old will head to French club Colomiers next season.

“I want to thank everyone at Harlequins for their time and efforts over the last two seasons. It has been a frustrating time with injuries for me, but the care I’ve received from Quins has been fantastic," he told the club's official website.

“The team are in a great place at the moment and I’m looking forward to playing my part in helping us finish the season on a high.

“While I’m looking forward to my next adventure with Colomiers, there is still lots to do with Quins this season, and I’m excited to see what we can achieve this year.”

Prior to his association with the Quins, Campagnaro also featured for Benetton Treviso, Exeter Chiefs and Wasps. He has featured 46 Tests for Italy since his international debut in 2013 and was part of their 2015 and 2019 World Cup campaigns.

“It’s been a tough time for Michele over the last year with such a long spell confined to the sidelines. But despite that long layoff, he’s remained a smiling friendly face around the squad, usually with an espresso in hand!," said Attack and Backs Coach Nick Evans.

“We have some fantastic midfielders at the Club at the moment and I know Michele will be focused on competing for game time for the rest of the season once he’s back to full match fitness.

“We wish him the absolute best with his move to France but we’re looking forward to sending him off with a positive finish to the season.”

Harlequins are positioned fourth in the Gallagher Premiership table with eight wins from 15 games.