VIDEO: Wallaby Lynagh's son commits to Harlequins
TRANSFER NEWS: Harlequins announced that exciting young wing Louis Lynagh has signed a long-term contract extension with Harlequins.
A member of the Harlequins Academy and product of the Club’s age-grade system, Lynagh has impressed this campaign, enjoying his senior breakthrough in several key Premiership fixtures.
Scoring two tries in five starts so far this campaign, Lynagh, 20, has taken his opportunities this season with both hands, competing against the likes of senior players Mike Brown, Nathan Earle, Cadan Murley, Aaron Morris, Ross Chisholm and Tyrone Green.
🏟 “It’s just amazing to think ten years ago I was watching games here and now I’m playing with people who I was watching.”
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Son of rugby legend and former Australian international Michael Lynagh, Louis made his senior Quins debut from the bench in the Premiership away to Leicester Tigers in the last game of the 2019/20 season, going on to make his mark as a starter for the first time this season. Before his Quins debut, Lynagh represented England at U16, U18 and U19 level.
Commenting, General Manager Billy Millard said: “We’re delighted to have Louis signed up for more on a long-term deal with Quins. Louis is an immensely determined young man with real talent.
“He has worked hard in training the last few seasons and has taken his chances with both hands this season. We’re delighted to see Louis add further depth to our stocks out wide and are excited to see how he continues to develop.”
Lynagh said: “It’s fantastic to be able to sign a new deal with Quins. It’s been great to have the opportunity to get out there in the Premiership in the last two months, and I’m looking forward to more.
“There is a lot of competition for places in the outside back unit here, which is driving standards. It’s a great place for me to continue developing my game.
“There’s a great feel around the squad at the moment. It’s a team full of potential and we know this group has the ability to go out there and win silverware. That’s something I’m excited to be a part of.”