Harlequins have today confirmed wing Louis Lynagh will depart the Club at the end of the season to pursue his international aspirations in Italy.
The Academy product, who joined Quins at U13 level and since achieved 27 tries in 58 senior appearances, will join URC side Benetton Rugby ahead of the 2024/25 season.
Lynagh made his senior debut in 2019 and enjoyed his breakout season in 2020/21, making 11 appearances and scoring six tries. The wing touched down in the Semi-Final against Bristol Bears, before scoring twice in the Final to guide Quins to the Gallagher Premiership title.
Harlequins Director of Rugby Billy Millard said: “Louis has been a pleasure to work with and we have been proud to see him develop from our Academy to the first-team squad. He has certainly had some great moments in his short career to date and is a popular figure across the Club. His 2020/21 season in particular showcased his ability and try-scoring strength. We’re excited to watch his career develop further at Benetton and potentially for Italy. We wish him the very best as he seeks to build his career in Italy.”
Speaking ahead of his departure, Lynagh added: “It’s been a difficult decision to leave my boyhood club, but I feel the time is right for a new challenge in Italy. I have loved my time at Quins and made lifelong friends, working with some of the best players, coaches, and staff, and achieving the ultimate Premiership success in 2021. I would like to thank all the Quins fans who have supported me over my career, it’s been amazing to play in front of a packed Stoop every week, and I can’t wait for a massive finish to our season.”