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Fearless Fred

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Farewell Demetri (Now official)
« on: Wednesday 12-Jun-2019, 14:05* »
DEMETRI CATRAKILIS TO LEAVE HARLEQUINS
Wednesday, 12th June 2019 @ 14:00


HARLEQUINS FLY-HALF DEMETRI CATRAKILIS WILL LEAVE THE CLUB TO JOIN PRO 14 SIDE IZUZU SOUTHERN KINGS

Fly-half Catrakilis joined Harlequins ahead of the 2017/18 season from Top 14 side Montpellier and has gone on to make 13 appearances for the Club over two seasons unfortunately dominated by injury.

Despite suffering a serious throat injury early in his first season against Gloucester Rugby at The Stoop, Demetri returned to the starting line-up in March where his accurate tactical and place kicking was instrumental to the victory against Bath in the Aviva Premiership.

The standoff’s skillset also came to the fore this year during Quins’ European Challenge Cup Quarter Final victory against Worcester Warriors at Sixways, where his precision with the boot helped secure his side’s first European Semi-Final in three seasons.

Harlequins Head of Rugby Paul Gustard said: “Dim showed great mental strength to come back from a nasty injury last season and return to elite level rugby.

“His game time has been limited this season partly due to injury allied to the continued development of Marcus and James at 10. We thank him for his contribution and wish him and his wife the very best in their next chapter.”

Catrakilis added: “I’m grateful for the chance to grow as a person over the last two years at Harlequins. I’d like to thank the fans for their unwavering support of the Club and players - I’ve made some great friends here!

“I’d like to wish the Club all the best for their upcoming season and I will be cheering on the boys from afar.”

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Bolly-Quin

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Re: Farewell Demetri (Now official)
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 12-Jun-2019, 14:23* »
Dim-nice-but-injured.  ;)

Shame his contribution to the club was overshadowed by the horrific injury. I hope he fairs so much better for the Kings.

Good luck and all the best.

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Re: Farewell Demetri (Now official)
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 12-Jun-2019, 15:30* »
Good luck to him. Didn't work out for us for obvious reasons

DOK

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Re: Farewell Demetri (Now official)
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 12-Jun-2019, 16:21* »
He could have been a great signing, but fate had another plan. I hope this new opportunity works out for him!
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Guildford Quin

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Re: Farewell Demetri (Now official)
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 12-Jun-2019, 16:29* »
I'm not convinced that merely changing clubs will turnaround his career.  I'm not sure he'll ever overcome the psychological scars caused by that horrendous injury and I'm slightly surprised Southern Kings are prepared to take the risk. I think this is good business by Quins though and frees up more salary cap for a couple of more (quality) signings, please ?!!

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Re: Farewell Demetri (Now official)
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 12-Jun-2019, 17:02* »
NZ herald still saying that if Barrett signs for the blues, he will still take a year out in Europe or Japan 🤑

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Re: Farewell Demetri (Now official)
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 12-Jun-2019, 17:12* »
Elite sport can be brutal. I feel sad for him. Hope the next chapter works out. He always came across well...
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Re: Farewell Demetri (Now official)
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 12-Jun-2019, 17:17* »
NZ herald still saying that if Barrett signs for the blues, he will still take a year out in Europe or Japan 🤑

Surprised he is leaving the Hurracaines

Bolly-Quin

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Re: Farewell Demetri (Now official)
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 13-Jun-2019, 11:11* »
NZ herald still saying that if Barrett signs for the blues, he will still take a year out in Europe or Japan 🤑

And Retallick taking a sabbatical too

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Re: Farewell Demetri (Now official)
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 13-Jun-2019, 11:14* »
And Retallick taking a sabbatical too

Off to japan for a couple of years I read

Bolly-Quin

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Re: Farewell Demetri (Now official)
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 13-Jun-2019, 11:46* »
Off to japan for a couple of years I read

Yup - just read that in a few places - shame he couldn't have been persuaded to come here for 2 seasons - especially with our (only coaching it seems) arrangement with NZ...

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Re: Farewell Demetri (Now official)
« Reply #11 on: Friday 14-Jun-2019, 11:08* »
Kings welcome "Greek God" Catrakillis....

https://allafrica.com/stories/201906130180.html

 

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