Louis Lynagh, son of Australian 1991 World Cup winner Michael, signs a new senior academy deal to remain at Harlequins as he insists ‘it’s just the beginning of bigger and greater things’
- Louis Lynagh has scored twice in eight senior matches for Harlequins so far
- The 20-year-old back has now committed his future to the club he joined at 14
- England, Australia and Italy are all vying for Lynagh’s international allegiance
- Lynagh is relishing his future with Quins: ‘It’s just the beginning of greater things’
- His father, Michael, helped guide the Wallabies to the 1991 Rugby World Cup
Louis Lynagh – son of Australian World Cup-winning legend Michael – has put pen to paper on a new senior academy deal at Harlequins.
The 20-year-old back, who has scored twice in eight senior matches from the wing for Quins since his debut at the end of last season against Leicester, has committed to the club he joined as a 14-year-old.
Lynagh could face a tug-of-war over his international allegiance in the future as he qualifies for England, Australia and Italy.
Louis Lynagh’s strong form has been rewarded after committing his future to Harlequins
The Quins youngster is the son of Australian World Cup-winning legend Michael (left)
Born in Treviso, in 2000 when his father ended his career there, to an Italian mother, Lynagh has grown up in south west London since he was five and represented England U16, U18 and U19.
With famous Australian fly-half Michael as a father, the 57-year-old who helped guide the Wallabies to the 1991 World Cup, Louis is yet to nail his colours to one particular mast.
The Lynagh’s are a talented family with Louis’ 18-year-old brother, Tom, signing for the Queensland Reds last year – Michael’s old provincial side. And 14-year-old brother Nicolo is a member of the Harlequins academy.
On signing his first long-term Quins deal Louis Lynagh said: ‘I knew if I got the chance in the games I had to perform and I think I’ve done that.
The 20-year-old back qualifies to play internationally for England, Australia and Italy
‘A lot of guys believe in me now – I’ve gained the trust of my team-mates and I like to think this deal is deserved.
‘It’s just the beginning of bigger and greater things, for me and the club hopefully.
‘It’s been great to have the opportunity to get out there in the Premiership in the last two months, and I’m looking forward to more.
‘There is a lot of competition for places in the outside back unit here, which is driving standards. It’s a great place for me to continue developing my game.
‘There’s a great feel around the squad at the moment. It’s a team full of potential and we know this group has the ability to go out there and win silverware. That’s something I’m excited to be a part of.’
Michael scores the winning try for Australia during the 1991 World Cup semi-final vs Ireland
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