Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the London Irish have announced that flanker Joe Trayfoot will be making the move to the club in the summer from Harlequins FC, marking a huge transfer coup for the Exiles as they look t build a new team with a new coach in charge with ambitions of becoming a permanent English fixture in Europe.
The 23 year old Trayfoot was capped by England at the Under-16 and Under-18 levels and he was signed up to the academy of Harlequins FC in 2008. He began life as a Harlequins FC player in some style and was even nominated for the LV=Cup Breakthrough Player of the Year award in 2013.
He has already made over 50 appearances for the London club despite his tender age and is already seen as an immensely important long term investment on the part of the Exiles.
Speaking to the website of his new club, Trayfoot said that he was really looking forward to joining the London Irish, adding that he had a good talk with the rugby committee and there is an ambitious setup at the club and it is heading into a very promising direction. He added that there are world class facilities in place and he cannot wait to get started for the club.
Bob Casey, the club’s operations director said that Trayfoot is one of the brightest young talents in English rugby at the moment. He added that he is a player with great work ethic and he believes the player can add real strength to the back row of the London Irish.
Casey added that Trayfoot is an ambitious youngster and he wants to be a part of the future of the club. He becomes the fifth signing for the new season of the club.