Harry Potter has been released from his Super Rugby contract with the Melbourne Rebels to take up a two-year stint with English Premiership powerhouse, Leicester Tigers.
Harry who came to Sydney to study, moved back to Melbourne in December after finishing his degree and took up a one year contract with the Rebels. Before the sudden holt to the season, Harry a British National had been playing in the Super Rugby A competition which saw the Rebels play against the Brumbies and Waratahs in a number of fixtures. With the season’s disruptions, Harry, who was on a one year contract has taken his opportunity to play overseas where he will rejoin with his Sydney Uni Coach, Robert Taylor.
Harry commented on the move “I’ve had a great time with the Rebels, its frustating to not have spent more time there but noone could have predicted how this year would have gone. The Rebels are a young but very impressive side, things were starting to look really promising for the team and I really hope they can regain that form when Super Rugby starts up again. Although I’m sad to be leaving this way, I’m excited to be heading to England and for the opportunity to join the Tigers, they have a rich history and have celebrated a lot of success over the years. Having Rob (Taylor) there is a bonus too, we will definitley be finding a way to stream 7TWO to see the Students win another Premiership!”
Harry has been a standout for the Students over the past few years, having been part of the 1st Grade side who claimed back-to-back Shute Shield Premierships in 2018 & 2019 as well as in 2017, while still eligible for Colts, he played 2nd Grade who went on to demolished Eastwood in the Grand Final.Last season, he dominated the Shute Shield stats, leading the competition for defenders beaten, clean line breaks and total metres made, he was also the second highest try scorer in the competition which saw him earn the SUFC Best and Fairest award for 2019.
We know Harry is destined for a very successful rugby career and we look forward to seeing him excel in the Northern Hemisphere.