Harlequins confirms stars departure for personal reasons - Ruck

Harlequins confirms stars departure for personal reasons

Harlequins can today confirm that centre Paul Lasike will leave the Club next month for personal reasons.

Departing following four seasons at The Stoop, Harlequins has granted Lasike compassionate leave to be with his family in America.

The midfielder will depart the Club in late March following the culmination of the 2022 Six Nations tournament and remains available for selection.

Having first arrived in London in 2018 ahead of the 18/19 season from the Utah Warriors, Lasike has made 29 appearances in the Famous Quarters over the last four campaigns, claiming five tries in a career that saw the New Zealand-born centre become an immediate fan favourite.

A popular member of the playing group, the 20-times-capped USA international and former Chicago Bears NFL player is set to re-join the Warriors for a second stint in Utah.

Commenting on his departure, Lasike said: “It’s been an honour and a privilege to wear and represent the Harlequins jersey over the last four years. It’s been nothing short of a blessing for my family and I. To my teammates and brothers past and present, thank you! I’ll never forget the amazing experience playing and supporting alongside you all.

“To my coaches past and present, I’ve learned so much under your guidance, thank you for giving me the opportunity to play and for the support you’ve given my family and I. To the physios, strength and conditioning coaches, and player support team, thank you for keeping me in one piece and for supporting me physically and mentally during my time here.

“To the Quins fans, you guys are awesome. Thank you for rocking The Stoop every single time.”

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