England centre Tom Casson believes he won't be the only one to benefit from his move to Harlequins, as he is set to team up with England Under-20 team mate Rory Clegg for club as well as country.
One of the most promising midfield backs in the country, Casson was previously with Saracens but has opted to join Conor O’Shea at the Stoop on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
He will join two other talented young English centres at Harlequins in the form of George Lowe and Jordan Turner Hall, but it is his renewed partnership with Clegg that Casson is most excited about.
The 20-year-old said: “When Harlequins came knocking it was just too big an opportunity to turn down really.
“They have a lot of quality young English players there and the chance to work with them is great. I also really like the style of rugby they play and I am sure I will become a better player there for those reasons.
“They have a lot of young English guys that I have played with before but obviously my partnership with Rory Clegg for England has been pretty good and he is there which was quite a big thing.
“We have been playing really well together for England and hopefully that will now carry on over for Harlequins, and in turn make us play better together in our England shirts.
“At the moment we only really get together for England but playing week in week out together is only going to make it better for club and country.”