Harlequins confirm departing players following Ruaridh Jackson signing

first_imgWednesday May 4, 2016 Harlequins confirm departing players following Ruaridh Jackson signing Yesterday it was confirmed that flyhalf Ruaridh Jackson will be leaving Wasps for Harlequins at the end of the season. Today Harlequins have confirmed who will be leaving the club, as Ben Botica moves to Montpellier in France.Fly-half Ben Botica will join Top 14 side Montpellier as they replace the Toulon-bound Francois Trinh-Duc. Botica joined Harlequins for the 2012/13 season and made an immediate impact, notably during his Heineken Cup debut, kicking 19 points in the victory over Biarritz.In the last four seasons the 26 year-old has made 93 appearances, scoring 544 points. He was an integral member of the 2013 LV= Cup winning side and made nine consecutive 80 minute performances this season in the absence of Nick Evans.Commenting on his departure, the jovial back said: “It was a very hard decision for me to leave Harlequins. The last four years, in terms of my development as a player, have been priceless. Being around such a great group, in playing ability and as people, is something you can’t buy.“Had it not been for Conor calling me up four years ago in New Zealand, I don’t know where I would be with my rugby career, so I’m truly grateful to the Club for the opportunity they gave me having not seen too much of me.“It’s beginning to hit home how much I will miss this Club and the people associated with it. I’ve been given a new and exciting challenge in France with Montpellier, but my immediate focus is to help Harlequins finish top six and win European silverware.”Scrum-half Tito Tebaldi will return to Italy to play for Guinness Pro 12 side Treviso. Having played eight times for the Cub this season, Tebaldi played an integral role while Karl Dickson and Danny Care were absent from the squad due to injury and international selection.Kieran Treadwell will leave the Academy after two seasons to join Ulster. The second row, qualified to play for Ireland, joins the Irish side on a two year deal.Injury dispensation signings Beau Robinson and Sam Egerton bolstered the squad during an injury hit part of the season and made valuable contributions in the Aviva Premiership.First year Academy member Luke White will also leave the Club. The fly-half, who was dual registered with Dorking, helped Harlequins to the Finals of the Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens last August.Confirming the departing players, Director of Rugby Conor O’Shea said: “On behalf of everyone at Harlequins I would like to thank Ben, Tito, Kieran, Beau, Sam and Luke. They have each made their own mark on the Club in the day to day environment and during testing times on the field.“I know everyone at Harlequins is grateful to them and I would like to wish them the best of luck in their future careers.”Regarding leaving Wasps for Harlequins, Scotsman Ruaridh Jackson said:“It was an extremely tough decision to leave Wasps having loved my two years here. It’s a club on the up, playing great rugby, but I feel this move is the best decision for my career.“I’d like to thank Dai (Young, coach) especially for understanding my decision and letting me go, and wish the very best to everyone associated with the club.”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Harlequins , Transfers Related Articles 67 WEEKS AGO Harlequins snatch controversial victory over… 310 WEEKS AGO Harlequins 2015/16 Aviva Premiership fixtures… 313 WEEKS AGO A life in Quarters: Farewell to George Robson,… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more