Thursday, 21st March 2019 @ 10:00
Tighthead to join the Club for 2019/20 season
Simon Kerrod will join Harlequins from Worcester Warriors for the start of the 2019/20 season, the Club is excited to confirm.
The Tighthead prop joined Worcester from Jersey Reds at the start of the 2017/18 season having previously represented Sharks and Eastern Province Kings in South Africa.
Kerrod, 26, was born in Johannesburg and has previously been selected in a South Africans Barbarian team, but is English-qualified.
Head of Rugby Paul Gustard said he was really pleased by Kerrod’s arrival. “We have been monitoring Simon over the last few months and we know he is a player who can bring great value to our squad,” he said.
“He has strong technical ability in an area that is critical to success in the Gallagher Premiership and off the field he has proven to be a person of integrity and determination. The scrum and lineout in England is a fiercely contested area and its importance to league success is well documented.
“We know he has the ability to be a success here at Harlequins and we are delighted that he and his wife Sammy have committed their future with us.”
Kerrod said: “It is an incredibly exciting time to be joining Harlequins. I can sense the passion that Gussy and his team have instilled in the players and I know that they are hungry to win trophies there.
“I look forward to getting started next season and can’t wait to see what the future holds for this great club which already has such an illustrious history.”
Picture credit: JMP
Argentina prop chats after his first training session with his new team-mates