Harlequins have confirmed the signing of former London Irish scrum-half Scott Steele.
The 26-year-old joins the Club with immediate effect to play throughout the remainder of the 2019/20 season and will remain with the Club ahead of the 2020/21 season and beyond.
With 115 points to his name throughout a 127-cap career for the Exiles, Steele adds considerable experience and dynamism to an already impressive scrum-half department, competing for the starting nine jersey with England and Argentina internationals Danny Care and Martin Landajo, both of whom boast 84 caps for their respective national sides.
A skilled footballer, the former Leicester Tigers Academy and Scotland U20 representative played rugby and football from a young age, representing Kilmarnock in pro youth football.
Commenting on his move to The Stoop, Steele said: “I’m really excited about a new challenge after a six-year period with London Irish.
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“I’m looking forward to working with and learning off a great variety of experienced heads and impressive young talent at the Club.
“The coaching setup at Quins is full of experience and I think there’s huge potential for me to further develop my game here.”
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