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Thursday, 1 April 2010

Ollie Smith to join Harlequins

Ollie Smith will join Harlequins next season as he returns to England with the World Cup in sight.

The Montpellier outside centre said the desire to feature in next year’s international competition was a contributing factor in his decision to travel back across the Channel.

The 27 year old said: ““I am really looking forward to coming back to England and joining such a prestigious club, and one which has so much history. It boasts an exciting and young group of English players, some of whom I have been lucky enough to have played with during my time in the Saxons and the Churchill Cup. Quins is a team which is going in the right direction and I want to be a part of it.”

New Director of Rugby, Conor O’Shea believes Smith will bring “a huge amount to the club, both as a person and as a player.”

There will also be two other new arrivals at the London club.

Hooker Joe Gray will join from Northampton Saints, while Benjamin Urdapilleta makes the move from South African side Pampas 15.

The Argentinian was capped by the Pumas in the Autumn Internationals and plays at both fly-half and centre.
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