Charlie Mathews joined the club as part of the Elite Player Development Group at the age of 15. Mathews is rated high from his early age and was part of England U20 team. He made his senior Harlequins debut in November 2009 and went on to make 101 appearances for the club. He had a very impressive season in 2013/14 campaign and was even called into England’s XV to face the Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium in May 2014.
Sam Twomey joined Harlequins’ Academy set up through the Sussex developing program after starting his playing career at Crawley RFC. The tall and lanky Twomey has represented his country at every age grade level and made his senior Harlequins debut in 2011 against London Irish. He has represented the club in 27 matches so far. The six foot six second row has made a positive start to the 2015/16 season but sustained an injury last month. He had a successful injury and is expected to return to action in March.
Without a doubt, the two youngsters are thrilled at this opportunity. Will they prove to be successful? The initial indicators are positive for the players and the club.