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Ulster Rugby confirm signing of Kieran Treadwell from Harlequins

Published 22/01/2016

Kieran Treadwell.
Kieran Treadwell.

Ulster Rugby has today confirmed the signing of Irish-qualified England U20 second row, Kieran Treadwell.

The Belfast Telegraph reported last weekend that the move was expected.

He will move to Kingspan Stadium on a two-year deal this summer.

The talented Harlequins youngster is eligible to play for Ireland through his mother and has represented the country at underage level, having earned four caps for the U18s in 2013.

Treadwell said: "I'm really excited about the opportunity that lies ahead with Ulster. They are an ambitious club with lots of young talent coming through into the first team, a number of whom I played both alongside and against for Ireland U18s and England U20s. There is also a very clear pathway for me at Ulster if I work hard and impress the coaching staff.

"I want to thank Harlequins for all the time and effort they have put into developing and supporting me as a young player. As a result, this was a very difficult decision to make but one that I feel is right at this stage of my career. I wish Harlequins plenty of success over the coming years."

Ulster's Director of Rugby, Les Kiss said: "Securing someone of Kieran's ability and potential is hugely exciting for Ulster Rugby. It is key for us that we are not only successful at provincial level, but that we can produce viable candidates for the national team. We believe that Kieran has the goods to deliver this. He is a big, uncompromising ball-carrier and he has a natural athletic ability that belies his size.

"Having already gained experience of calling lineouts, he is a natural leader who will develop further and become an integral part of our squad."

Player Profile:

Date of Birth: 6th November 1995

Position: Second row

Height: 2.01m

Weight: 119kg

Current club: Harlequins

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