23 May 13
Harlequins confirmed today (23rd May) that Chris Brooker is leaving the club to join Worcester Warriors.
The former Waratahs and Australia A centre joined Wasps from Saracens, in the summer of 2009. Made an immediate impression and ended the season having made more appearances than any other player - 33. He is now closing in on his fiftieth game for Wasps. Following the injury to Tom Rees, he was made captain, and has since led his side to five victories in six games. He has scored five tries so far this season, to add to last season's tally of four.
A versatile player, who also put in some impressive performances at fullback last season.
Rejoined Wasps last summer, after an injury-affected year in France, with Brive. Began the season at fly half, where he'd played in the victorious Premiership final in 2008 - a season which saw him named PRA Players' Player of the Year. Won the first of his 13 England caps in 2009, and went on to play an important role in the Lions' Third Test victory against the Springboks. A calf strain kept him out of the autumn internationals, but he made an impressive return to action when he came off the bench in the Heineken Cup win over Newport Gwent Dragons at Adams Park.
Joined Wasps from Cardiff Blues last summer and has rapidly established himself as a firm favourite with the Adams Park faithful. Scored a try on his debut, in the London Double Header, and his continued impressive form brought him a recall to the Welsh squad, during the autumn internationals. Was named Man of the Match in his first international - against South Africa, in 2008 - and has now won 16 caps. Also went on the 2009 Lions tour. An outstanding performance in last weekend's victory over Newcastle Falcons earned him another Man of the Match award.