"England Students Star" - Harlequins Sign Breakout University Talent - Ruck

“England Students Star” – Harlequins Sign Breakout University Talent

Harlequins have announced their newest signing, ahead of the 2023/24 Gallagher Premiership season. Winger Roma Zheng is set to join the senior academy, after he completes his final year at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

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Zheng has had a starring role for the Welsh University this season, crossing for 21 tries in BUCS Super Rugby. The winger has also made a staggering 233 ball carries and beat 175 defenders this season! Zheng has also previously played for Warrington RUFC and gained international recognition with England Students.

Zheng will follow in the footsteps of Cardiff Met graduates Alex Dombrandt and Luke Northmore to have joined Quins.

Speaking ahead of his signing, Zheng said: “Getting the opportunity to be part of the Quins Academy is very exciting, and something I’ve worked really hard to achieve. It’s a huge opportunity for me and I can’t wait to start my journey and contribute to the rich history of the Club.”


Head of Academy Chim Gale, commented: “We’re thrilled to confirm Roma’s signing and welcome him as a Senior Academy player. Roma is someone that we have had our eye on for a while. He’s a highly talented young player, with great skills, speed and athletic power. We’re confident he will make an impact at Quins and we’re looking forward to watching him develop even further, with another season of BUCS Super Rugby under his belt.”

Dr Daniel Milton, Head of Men’s Performance Rugby at Cardiff Met, added: “We are excited for Roma and feel he has the potential to grow and develop into an outstanding rugby talent. It’s fantastic to see the approach Harlequins have taken to supporting Roma in finishing his academic studies whilst starting his career. We are excited to see Roma following in the footsteps of Alex and Luke and continue the strong relationship we have with Harlequins.”