TRANSFER NEWS | Goneva leaves Quins with immediate effect - Ruck

TRANSFER NEWS | Goneva leaves Quins with immediate effect

Former Leicester and Newcastle winger Vereniki Goneva has left Harlequins after eight seasons in the Premiership to join French side Stade Montois.

The 36-year-old moved to Twickenham Stoop in July 2019 after being named Premiership player of the season in 2017-18.

Stade Montois are in the second tier of French rugby union.

The Fijian winger, who can also play centre, is a prolific try scorer, and will add even more pace and power to the French sides’ backline. 

He brings a wealth of experience to the Club having to date achieved 55 caps for his country, scoring 20 international tries in the process, whilst in the Premiership he averaged a try every other match across his appearances for both clubs.

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5. Niki Goneva (Harlequins)

Described by the club as ‘a real coup’ and ‘deadly finisher’ when the winger joined from relegated Newcastle Falcons last summer. However, it appears that the 35-year-old, who has been a prolific try scorer throughout his career, is finally starting to slow down. He didn’t cross the whitewash in his six Premiership outings for Quins this season.