Tyrone Green will swap Johannesburg for South West London after signing for Harlequins from the Emirates Lions.
The fleet-footed South African speedster first came through the ranks as a fly-half, but has gone on to become one of the most promising young outside backs in world rugby after impressing at the 2018 Junior World Championship and during the 2018 Currie Cup season with the Golden Lions.
Most recently seen tormenting Super Rugby defences at will with his aggressive style of play and versatile skillset, the 22-year-old also boasts an impressive kicking game to pair his pedigree as a running threat.
In anticipation of his London move, Green spoke to Harlequins TV: “I think it’s very exciting, I’ve always wanted to make a move to England since I was young, and Harlequins is one club that’s appealed to me for quite a while now.
“I spoke to Gussy and just what he said, the way you handle things at Harlequins, the interest he takes in the players, I think that was a big attracting factor for myself. And also, the rugby that Harlequins has been playing is very entertaining; that was a big deciding factor for me in the decision process.”
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