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Demetri Catrakilis to leave Harlequins

Demetri Catrakilis to leave Harlequins

Harlequins fly-half Demetri Catrakilis will leave the Club to join Pro 14 side Izuzu Southern Kings

Fly-half Catrakilis joined Harlequins ahead of the 2017/18 season from Top 14 side Montpellier and has gone on to make 13 appearances for the Club over two seasons unfortunately dominated by injury.

Despite suffering a serious throat injury early in his first season against Gloucester Rugby at The Stoop, Demetri returned to the starting line-up in March where his accurate tactical and place kicking was instrumental to the victory against Bath in the Aviva Premiership.

The standoff’s skillset also came to the fore this year during Quins’ European Challenge Cup Quarter Final victory against Worcester Warriors at Sixways, where his precision with the boot helped secure his side’s first European Semi-Final in three seasons.

Harlequins Head of Rugby Paul Gustard said: “Dim showed great mental strength to come back from a nasty injury last season and return to elite level rugby.

“His game time has been limited this season partly due to injury allied to the continued development of Marcus and James at 10. We thank him for his contribution and wish him and his wife the very best in their next chapter.”

Catrakilis added: “I’m grateful for the chance to grow as a person over the last two years at Harlequins. I’d like to thank the fans for their unwavering support of the Club and players – I’ve made some great friends here!

“I’d like to wish the Club all the best for their upcoming season and I will be cheering on the boys from afar.”

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