NEC Harlequins are delighted to announce that they have signed centre Mel Deane on loan from Sale Sharks until the end of the season, with an additional one year contract to follow over the 2003/04 season.
Deane, who has represented Ireland 'A' and was also part of the Ireland squad that toured New Zealand last summer, will be eligible to play against Bristol in the Zurich Premiership at the Memorial Stadium this weekend (Sunday 2nd March 2003).
"We are delighted to be able to bring a player of Mel's quality into the squad at this stage of the season, and look forward to him contributing to the team both on and off the field," said Mark Evans, NEC Harlequins Chief Executive.
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.