Louis Lynagh: Harlequins wing to join Benetton for 2024-25 season
Harlequins wing Louis Lynagh will leave the club at the end of the season to join Italian club Benetton.
The 23-year-old son of former Australia captain Michael Lynagh was born in Italy, where his father also played for the Treviso-based club.
Although Eddie Jones named him in an England training squad in 2021, Lynagh is now hoping to earn an Italy call-up.
He said: "It's been a difficult decision to leave my boyhood club, but the time is right for a new challenge."
Lynagh joined Quins as an under-13 and has scored 27 tries in 58 senior appearances since making his debut in 2019.
Six of those tries came in 11 matches in a breakout 2020-21 campaign in which he scored twice in the Premiership final to help his side claim the title.
Harlequins director of rugby Billy Millard told the club websiteexternal-link: "We have been proud to see Louis develop from our academy to the first team.
"He has certainly had some great moments in his short career to date. We're excited to watch his career develop further at Benetton and potentially for Italy."