Scotland's Visser inks new Quins deal

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:20
Large tim visser quins 800

TRANSFER NEWS: Scotland international Tim Visser signed a two-year contract renewal with the Premiership side the Harlequins.

Visser joined Harlequins ahead of the 2015/16 season from Edinburgh Rugby, scoring ten tries in his debut season with Quins. Before his six-year spell in the Scottish capital, Visser played for Newcastle Falcons after being discovered playing sevens in the Netherlands; the country of his birth.

In 2012, Visser made his debut for Scotland against Fiji where he scored a brace of tries in Lautoka. Before joining up with Harlequins, Visser represented his country in the 2015 Rugby World Cup and scored against USA in the pool stages.

Known for his impressive strike rate, Visser has - to date - scored 28 tries in 53 Harlequins appearances.

"I'm delighted to announce that I'll be staying at Quins," said 30-year-old Visser, who has scored seven tries in 16 appearances this term.

"This is an exciting squad, with some amazing youngsters coming through, and I want to be a part of it. A huge part of my reasoning to stay with the Club, is having the opportunity to work with the Harlequins coaching staff, especially figures like Nick Evans, and Nick Easter, who've really helped me improve over the last year.

"Ultimately, I think that John Kingston is taking the squad to a place that I want to be involved in, so putting pen to paper was a no-brainer for me,"

Director of Rugby, John Kingston commented: "I am delighted that terms have been agreed for the renewal of Tim’s contract. Not only is he a proven try scorer at the highest level, he also is a highly regarded member of the squad, who embraces the environment we are continually striving to develop,"

There are currently no matches being played
Mon, 19 February 2018
NMMU-Madibaz v Wits 14h45 Port Elizabeth
Maties v CUT-Ixias 16h30 Cape Town
UCT-Ikeys v Shimlas 16h30 Cape Town
NWU-Pukke v UJ 17h00 Potchefstroom
Fri, 23 February 2018
Highlanders v Blues 06h35 Dunedin
Rebels v Reds 08h45 Melbourne
Munster v Glasgow Warriors 19h00 Irish Independent Park
Dragons v Edinburgh 19h30 Rodney Parade
Scarlets v Ulster 19h35 Parc y Scarlets
Leinster v Kings 19h35 RDS
France v Italy 20h00 Paris
Sat, 24 February 2018
Sunwolves v Brumbies 04h15 Tokyo
Crusaders v Chiefs 06h35 Christchurch
Waratahs v Stormers 08h45 Allianz Park
Treviso v Connacht 12h00 Stadio Monigo
Bath v Sale Sharks 12h30 Recreation Ground
Lions v Jaguares 13h05 Johannesburg
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints 14h00 Sandy Park
Ireland v Wales 14h15 Aviva Stadium
Gloucester v Wasps 14h30 Kingsholm
Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons 15h00 Twickenham Stoop
Bulls v Hurricanes 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Scotland v England 16h45 BT Murrayfield
Ospreys v Cheetahs 17h30 Liberty Stadium
Sun, 25 February 2018
London Irish v Worcester Warriors 13h00 Madejski Stadium
Zebre v Cardiff Blues 13h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Saracens v Leicester Tigers 15h30 Allianz Park
Team P W D L Pts
Saracens 15 11 0 4 53
Exeter Chiefs 15 10 0 5 52
Wasps 15 10 0 5 48
Gloucester 15 9 0 6 42
Newcastle Falcons 15 9 0 6 41
Bath 15 8 0 7 41
Leicester Tigers 15 8 0 7 37
Sale Sharks 14 7 0 7 37
Harlequins 15 6 0 9 32
Northampton Saints 15 6 0 9 30
Worcester Warriors 15 5 0 10 27
London Irish 15 1 0 14 11