Harlequins announce the signing of Dillon Lewis from Cardiff Rugby ahead of the 2023/24 season.
Tighthead prop Lewis, 27, earned his 50th cap for Wales against France in this year’s Guinness Six Nations, and joins an experienced front row contingent at Harlequins supporting a strong contingent of Academy players establishing themselves into the 1st XV.
Growing up playing for Pontypridd, Lewis made his Cardiff Rugby debut against Wasps in the Anglo Welsh cup in 2014 and has gone onto represent his club 88 times. Lewis was part of the Wales U20 squad which won a 6 Nations Grand Slam in 2016 and went onto be part of the 2019 senior squad who achieved a clean sweep in the Guinness Six Nations. He earnt his first cap off the bench for Wales against Tonga in 2017 and has since firmly established himself on the international scene.
Commenting on his signing, Lewis said: “I am over the moon to have signed here and can’t wait to get going in the summer. I am looking forward to meeting the boys and playing at The Stoop”.
When asked around what he found attractive about joining Harlequins, Lewis responded: “Their brand of rugby and also seeing the culture and environment off the field as well. I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with Adam Jones and the likes of Joe Marler and Will Collier. I have big aspirations to improve as a player”.