Harlequins have announced centre Francis Saili will depart the club at the end of the season to join French second-tier side Biarritz.

 

The 29-year-old Kiwi joined Quins from PRO14 side Munster in 2017 and has made 34 appearances for the south-west London club. 

 

 "I’d like to confirm my time with Harlequins after three seasons will be coming to an end,” Saili explained. 

 

“It has been an honour playing for such a prestigious club, and alongside some great lads.

“Unfortunately, my time with the club didn’t plan out as I desired due to a series of injuries. However, the times I was given in the Quarters, I gave it my all.

“Quins will always hold a special place in my heart during my career. I have made some friendships here that I know I will cherish for life.

“My family and I would like to thank all the staff and fans at Harlequins for their support during our time with the club.”

 

Harlequins head of rugby Paul Gustard said: “We wish Francis and his young family all the very best in the next chapter of their rugby journey.

“Francis has had a frustrating time with injury in his three seasons at the Club, limiting his opportunity and appearances in the famous Quarters.

“On a personal level, I am pleased Francis has managed to find an opportunity to show everyone how good a player he can be. He is a very personable and energetic person who is well-liked amongst the players and support staff. I only wish good things for him and his family in the future.”