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New wing duo excite Mapletoft

23rd July 2014 13:02

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Asaeli Tikoirotuma Marland Yarde

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Quins backs coach Mark Mapletoft is brimming with excitement about the prospect of Asaeli Tikoirotuma and Marland Yarde being his new wings.

The Super Rugby winner and England finisher's combined arrival should wow the crowds at the Twickenham Stoop, adding real depth to Quins.

And for Mapletoft it is a dream come true to have the duo in his backline options this season.

"I am really looking forward to working with both Marland and Tiks," he said, speaking to Quins' official website ahead of the new campaign.

"I have seen a little bit more of Marland over the years, but I've also been watching Asaeli on the TV during the Super 15 season.

"It will be interesting to have him [Tikoirotuma] around, having played at outside centre for Fiji over the summer and on the wing for the Chiefs, it brings some strengths to the table.

"I haven't met him in great detail, but it will be interesting to get his thoughts on how he sees himself fitting in and working within our party."

Mapletoft will also be boosted by the return to fitness of centre George Lowe and was equally thrilled by that prospect.

"You can't forget George who hasn't played for a year now; he will really spice things up. We are adding a winger, a centre and a centre/winger, so a few people will be thinking they need to push forward and up their game as the competition is a lot stronger this year," he added.

"We had a lot of injuries last year and the young guys played well. Charlie Walker was unlucky picking up knocks last season, Ollie Lindsay-Hague missed the start of the season, Jordan Turner-Hall was out until the mid-season, but when they returned it was a breath of fresh air. I think the competition will be immense and it'll be interesting to see how the guys step up and conduct themselves around the club."

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