Scotland full-back Chloe Rollie cannot wait to get started at new club Harlequins after completing her switch from French side Lille ahead of the new season.
Rollie has been one of Scotland’s stand-out stars in recent Women’s Six Nations editions – and has won 30 caps for her country.
She scored a double against Italy in the 2017 Championship and three more in the 2018 campaign including a stunning length of the field effort to down Ireland in Dublin.
And the 24-year-old has moved to the London club to join fellow Scottish international and full time pro Jade Konkel in a bid to boost her career as one of Scotland’s fully professional players
Rollie said: “I am very excited to join Harlequins and build on the experience that I have accrued at both international level with Scotland and over the past two seasons in France.
“I feel that I have a lot to contribute in terms of my skillset and the lessons I have learnt throughout my career so far and I’m looking forward to helping the team succeed in the new season.
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“There is such an incredible set-up at the Club, in terms of the quality of the coaching and the off-field support that the players receive and I can’t wait to be a part of that and perform in front of the passionate supporters that I’ve heard so much about.”
Born in Edinburgh and raised in Jedburgh, Rollie first picked up a rugby ball at the age of eight at Jedburgh rugby club where her brother and father also played.
Harlequins Women co-head coach Gary Street said of the new signing: “Chloé is a fantastic addition to our squad. Due to her versatility and her ability in attack, she gives us a whole range of options going forward and will nicely complement the outstanding crop of outside backs that we already have at the club.
“Chloé also brings with her a great deal of experience of playing at the highest level, both domestically and with the Scottish national team.
“Having played in France for two years, where women’s rugby and indeed women’s sport, is massive and regularly shown on national television, she has proved that she can consistently perform in high-pressure environments and I’m confident that she will bring that quality with her to Quins.
“We’re really proud to have her with us as we look to make further advancements next season.”
Meanwhile, former Wales captain Rachel Taylor has been appointed as the first female WRU Regional Academy skills coach for RGC in North Wales.
New coaching challenge for Rachel Taylor who becomes first female Regional Academy skills coach developing male and female players for regional and international rugby
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She said: “It’s nice to have a fresh challenge and I’ve got great support around me to learn as much as I can in a range of areas such as age grade rugby, junior academies and the women and girls’ performance pathway.”