Friday, 22nd March 2019 @ 15:00
Centre to re-unite with Dombrandt at London Club
Harlequins is pleased to announce the signing of Luke Northmore, Cardiff Met University’s stand-out Centre, for the 2019/20 season.
Northmore, who can play at either 12 or 13, played his early rugby at Tavistock RFC, and has been a consistent performer for the university side for the past three years. He is a close friend of Harlequins’ breakout player this season Alex Dombrandt, with whom he played at Cardiff Met.
Head of Rugby Paul Gustard said the Club was impressed by the 22-year-old’s attitude and application and said Northmore would offer more competition for places in a strong area for the Club.
“I am very pleased to be welcoming another Cardiff Met graduate to the squad and look forward to the contribution Luke will make at Harlequins in the coming seasons as we look to be consistently competitive,” said Gustard.
“Luke is an impressive young man who has terrorised defences at university. We are excited by his potential and believe he has the ability and the mental fortitude to develop his game and have a successful career. He is sure to excite our fans with his ability to play through the line, control contact and create opportunities.”
Northmore added: “I have really enjoyed watching Alex play at Harlequins this season and heard first-hand what a great culture there is at the Club. It is a great club with an amazing history - but I know Paul Gustard is now looking to create history of his own there by winning more silverware. It is a very exciting time.”
Argentina prop chats after his first training session with his new team-mates