By Ali Stokes
Harlequins have confirmed the signing of Fijian Sevens star and Olympic gold medalist Semi Kunatani. The 28-year-old joins the Twickenham side from French side Toulouse.
A backrower by trade in the 15-man-game, Kunatani adds an additional destructive dimension to the Quins backrow, complementing the work of workhorse flankers Jack Clifford and Luke Wallace. Known as the LeBron James of Sevens, there is plenty of cause for excitement for Harlequins supporters.
Commenting on the news of this latest signing, Harlequins Head of Rugby Paul Gustard said: “I am delighted to welcome Semi to the club. He is a precocious talent and someone I have been watching for a considerable time. I am confident that our exceptional supporters will relish watching him play and give him their support as he embarks on the next stage of his young career.
Speaking in light of his move to England, Kunatani said: “I’m excited about joining Harlequins at the start of this new era for the club and looking forward to playing at The Stoop. The club has many top players and this is a great opportunity for me to play with them and contribute to a successful team.”
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