Harlequins add two new faces
June 28, 2011
Harlequins boss Conor O'Shea is looking forward to working with his two new signings © Getty Images
Harlequins have announced two new signings for the 2011-12 Premiership season.
Prop Nic Mayhew and scrum-half Richard Bolt attended the first day of Harlequins' pre-season training on Monday at the Surrey Sports Park. Mayhew, who was born in New Zealand but has an English father, makes the switch from North Harbour while Bolt arrives at the Stoop from Bristol.
"Nic comes from a family steeped in rugby," Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea said."He is young, explosive and has a huge desire to make an impact in the game. From watching him and talking at length to Craig Dowd, who has coached him, we have no doubt he will flourish in this environment."
Mayhew is one of three rugby-playing brothers with Michael playing for Wasps and Richard journeying north to Newcastle from Esher. Bolt, whose previous clubs include Exeter and Taunton, will provide competition for the nine berth alongside Karl Dickinson and Sam Stuart. They will look to make their mark in the Harlequins starting line-up if, as expected, Danny Care is called up to England's World Cup squad.
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