Gower opts for league return
August 9, 2011
Craig Gower is set to return to rugby league © Getty Images
Italy fly-half Craig Gower has crossed codes for a second time, signing for Super League side Harlequins.
An Australian international in the 13-man-code, Gower later joined Top 14 side Bayonne and won 14 caps for the Azzurri between 2009 and 2010 thanks to an Italian grandfather.
He has now opted to return to league with Quins, having ruled himself out of Nick Mallett's squad for the Rugby World Cup due to his ongoing recovery from a knee injury.
"I'm looking forward to the challenge of Super League and I'm also excited about London's future," he said.
At Harlequins, Gower will combine with former Otago playmaker Michael Witt, who recently left the Crusaders.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
With the retirement of Adam Jones, Welsh rugby says goodbye to a great player and one of its biggest personalities too, writes Tom Hamilton
Cards, kicks, slips and scores: It's The Week in Pictures, the finest snaps from the last seven days of rugby
Huw Richards Rewinds to 1975 when three Welsh legends were handed their debuts and assesses their legacy
Seven places in the Champions Cup quarter-finals are up for grabs; we break down the permutations for each group in the final round of matches