Lewis signs for Harlequins

Date published: February 6 2017

Harlequins have announced the signing of Dave Lewis ahead of next season, with the scrum-half set to join the club from Exeter Chiefs.

Born in Manchester, Lewis progressed through the Exeter Chiefs Academy system and then joined Premiership rivals Gloucester in 2007.

Spending six years with the Cherry and Whites, he made 88 appearances, before returning to Exeter in 2013. In his four years with the South-West side, he has made 79 appearances.

In January 2014, the former England U20 represented England Saxons against the Irish Wolfhounds, at Kingsholm.

“Dave is an extremely experienced Premiership operator,” said Harlequins director of rugby John Kingston. “He is perfectly suited to the type of game we like to play.

“He is a scrum-half with excellent skills and is also a very good reader of the game.

“On top of that, he is an extremely personable guy who will fit into, and enhance, the environment that we are looking to build within the squad.”

27 year-old Lewis added: “I am really excited to be moving to Harlequins and starting a new challenge in my career. I’ve always enjoyed the atmosphere at The Stoop and the Quins style of play is something I’ve admired for a long time. I’m looking forward to getting to know the boys and training hard.

“Exeter Chiefs are an excellent club and, thanks to all there, I feel I’ve progressed immensely, both on and off the field. I have made some brilliant memories that I’ll be taking with me and can safely say I know I’ve made some life-long friends.”