Harlequins is pleased to announce that Scotland International fullback Chloé Rollie will join Harlequins Women from French side Lille from the 2019/20 season.
One of Scotland’s full-time professional female rugby players, alongside Harlequins Women’s 2018/19 Player of the Season Jade Konkel, Rollie won the first of her 30 Scotland Women caps at Outside Centre in the 2015 Six Nations opener against France. She then made the move to Fullback and has retained the starting shirt ever since.
Rollie was named player of the match in the victories against Wales and Italy in the 2017 Six Nations, scoring a brace in the latter, and went on to score three tries in the 2018 campaign, including a length-of-the-field effort to secure victory for Scotland away to Ireland in Dublin.
Before transferring to the XV-player game, Rollie made her Scotland Women 7s debut in the first leg of the 2016 Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Trophy in Prague, scoring eight tries in the process.
Born in Edinburgh and raised in Jedburgh, Rollie first picked up a rugby ball at the age of eight at Jedburgh rugby club where her brother and father also played.
Harlequins Women Co-Head Coach Gary Street said of the new signing: “Chloé is a fantastic addition to our squad. Due to her versatility and her ability in attack, she gives us a whole range of options going forward and will nicely complement the outstanding crop of outside backs that we already have at the Club.
“Chloé also brings with her a great deal of experience of playing at the highest level, both domestically and with the Scottish national team. Having played in France for two years, where women’s rugby and indeed women’s sport, is massive and regularly shown on national television, she has proved that she can consistently perform in high-pressure environments and I’m confident that she will bring that quality with her to Quins.
“We’re really proud to have her with us as we look to make further advancements next season.”
Rollie added: “I am very excited to join Harlequins and build on the experience that I have accrued at both international level with Scotland and over the past two seasons in France.
“I feel that I have a lot to contribute in terms of my skillset and the lessons I have learnt throughout my career so far and I’m looking forward to helping the team succeed in the new season.
“There is such an incredible set-up at the Club, in terms of the quality of the coaching and the off-field support that the players receive and I can’t wait to be a part of that and perform in front of the passionate supporters that I’ve heard so much about.”