Paul Lasike: Harlequins signal USA worldwide from Utah Warriors
Harlequins have signed USA worldwide centre Paul Lasike from Main League Rugby facet Utah Warriors.
The 28-year-old previously performed American soccer as a fullback for NFL facet Chicago Bears earlier than switching to rugby union with the Warriors in 2017.
Lasike has since made six worldwide appearances for the USA Eagles and captained the Warriors in 2018.
“It was an honour to be requested to hitch such a prestigious membership and I’m delighted to be becoming a member of,” he mentioned.
“I did my very own analysis concerning the membership and I requested a few my mates on the US workforce concerning the Harlequins they usually mentioned, ‘Seize the bull by each horns and take it!’ So I did.
“It’s an thrilling, superior alternative and now now we have the subsequent month to get ready for the beginning of the season. I am unable to wait.”
After three seasons within the NFL, throughout which he was additionally beneath contract with the Arizona Cardinals, Lasike went on to symbolize the USA in rugby union and featured of their 30-29 win against Scotland in June.
“I’m grateful for the cooperation of the MLR and Utah Warriors for permitting Paul the chance to develop his recreation, problem himself and provides Paul and his household new experiences to take pleasure in,” Quins head of rugby Paul Gustard mentioned.