GONE: Harlequins lose youngster to local rivals - Ruck

GONE: Harlequins lose youngster to local rivals

Harlequins have today confirmed that lock Hugh Tizard will leave the Club at the end of the season.

With 27 appearances to date, the 21-year-old leaves Quins following a seven-year relationship with the Club, having joined the full-time training programme with the senior team in the 2018/19 season and making his senior debut in the Famous Quarters in October 2019.

Lock Tizard emerged as one of Saracens’ No 1 transfer targets following his breakthrough season with Harlequins and England Under 20s.

With veteran Tim Swinson likely to retire, Saracens offered Tizard a substantial pay rise and the opportunity to play alongside Maro Itoje.

Commenting on his move, Tizard said: “I want to thank everyone at Quins for all their support and friendship over the years. I’m proud to have come through the system here and gone all the way to winning a Premiership title.

“I’m excited for the new challenge to come next season, but I’m equally as excited to play my part in finishing this campaign with Quins. We’ve started the season well and I’m looking forward to seeing how far we can go.”

EDITORS PICKS:

Will Greenwood – 5 Uncapped Players England Should Consider

Here, WIll Greenwood picks out five uncapped players who could be considered for selection. If you think someone else deserves national recognition, use the comments section at the bottom of the page.

#1. Luke Northmore (Harlequins)

Greenwood wrote: “Luke at 24 has bags of potential. Barrel chested, very quick, tough defender, cracking engine, I have really enjoyed watching this lad play. The plaudits have been given to Marcus Smith, Danny Care and Alex Dombrandt but Northmore should get more airtime.”

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