New contracts for London trio


Harlequins have announced new contracts for three young Londoners, Lamont Bryan, Dave Williams and Omari Caro and each player will be given a squad number in 2011.

These players will be part of an eight man, club trained, group of players in the Harlequins RL squad for next season.

Rob Powell, acting Head Coach, said: “We are really excited about these players earning squad numbers for 2011. Lamont Bryan and Dave Williams are well known to the Harlequins RL fans. They have made further progress and will inevitably add more first team appearances to their current tally, next season.

Omari Caro is less well known, but he has enormous potential. He has made giant strides in a very short pace of time and in 2010 has added some rugby league smarts to his natural physical prowess. We look forward to his continued development in 2011 and Omari will undoubtedly be pressing for a first team shirt.”

Croydon born Bryan, 22, began playing Rugby League as a junior with South London Storm before graduating through Harlequins’ academy ranks. He signed a professional contract with the club in October 2007 and made his Super League debut in 2008 in a memorable victory over Leeds Rhinos at the Stoop.

He was not offered a first team contract in 2009 and spent the majority of the season playing at reserve grade. However, he became top try scorer and was rewarded for his hard work with a recall to the first team for the final five Super League games of 2009.

Bryan signed a new contract in October 2009 and made 14 first team appearances in 2010 which has earned him a new two year contract. Although he has played full-back and wing, his favoured position is in the back row or at centre.

David Williams, joined Harlequins at the age of 15 as an academy player. In 2008 he began training with the first team and made his Super League debut later that year against Hull FC. He was awarded a squad number in 2009 although injury ruled him out for much of the season.

A hard working prop, London born Williams, 23, has signed a one year deal.

Omari Caro, who only played his first game of Rugby League last year, has been given a two year contract. Caro was a student at Cranbrook School in Kent when he attended a trial at Harlequins RL and ended up playing for the under-18s side.