Harlequins wing Louis Lynagh to make Benetton switch

Louis Lynagh has played 58 times for Harlequins scoring 27 tries
Louis Lynagh has played 58 times for Harlequins scoring 27 tries
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Harlequins have announced that wing Louis Lynagh will be leaving the Gallagher Premiership club at the end of the ongoing season.

Lynagh, a product of Harlequins Academy, made his senior debut with the club in 2019 and has made 58 senior appearances for the club scoring 27 tries. His breakthrough season came in 2020/21 when he scored six tries including two in Premiership final which the Quins went on to win.

“It’s been a difficult decision to leave my boyhood club, but I feel the time is right for a new challenge in Italy.

"I have loved my time at Quins and made lifelong friends, working with some of the best players, coaches, and staff, and achieving the ultimate Premiership success in 2021.

"I would like to thank all the Quins fans who have supported me over my career, it’s been amazing to play in front of a packed Stoop every week, and I can’t wait for a massive finish to our season.”

He was called up to England training squad in 2021 under Eddie Jones but is now aiming to link up with Italy as he is set to join Benetton ahead of the 2024/25 season.

“Louis has been a pleasure to work with and we have been proud to see him develop from our Academy to the first-team squad," said Harlequins Director of Rugby Billy Millard.

"He has certainly had some great moments in his short career to date and is a popular figure across the Club. His 2020/21 season in particular showcased his ability and try-scoring strength.

"We’re excited to watch his career develop further at Benetton and potentially for Italy. We wish him the very best as he seeks to build his career in Italy.”