Wasps lock Matt Symons has signed for Harlequins

Last Updated May 23 2018, 16:05Rugby Union
Matt Symons
Matt Symons

Wasps lock Matt Symons has signed for Harlequins for next season, the club have announced.

The 28-year-old will bolster Quins' ranks for the new campaign, with the deal completed before Paul Gustard's appointment as head of rugby.

Symons spent a season with Super Rugby franchise the Chiefs before returning to England in 2015 for spells at London Irish and Wasps.

Forwards coach Graham Rowntree hailed Symonds' signing as a big boost to the Twickenham Stoop outfit.

"Matt is a player who has been on my radar since his time with the Chiefs in New Zealand," said Rowntree.

"He brings a physicality and lineout authority that we've been looking for, as well as adding some power to our engine room.

"He'll be a solid addition to the group and has some great leadership qualities.

"I'm looking forward to working with him next season."

Symons even captained the Chiefs in his season in Hamilton, lining up alongside All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams.

"I am hugely excited about signing for Harlequins and cannot wait to get down to The Stoop and join up with the squad," said Symons.

"I'd like to thank Wasps and the fans for the opportunity and the support they showed me during my time at the club, I will always cherish the memories from my time there.

"It is an exciting time to be joining Harlequins as I know there is huge ambition to take the club back to the top of the English and European game and I hope to contribute to that next season."

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