McMillan joins Quins

Harlequins have signed Ulster’s Neil McMillan to bolster their back row contingent for next season.

McMillan will be reunited with Quins director of rugby Dean Richards who he played under at U21 level at Leicester Tigers. McMillan joined the Irish province at the start of the 2001-02 season and has represented Ireland at Schools, U19, U21, Sevens and A level.

Richards, said: “I have known Neil since his early days at Leicester, and I am looking forward to being a part of his future development.

“Neil is a genuine number seven.  He is a great tackler, with a huge work rate.”

McMillan said: “I have been with Ulster for seven years and, although I have had a great time at the club, I feel that it is the right time to take the next step. Quins will be a new and exciting challenge.

“I respect everything that Dean and his squad have achieved so far this season. Harlequins is a young and dynamic team, and I am looking forward to being a part of it next season.”