Harlequins new boy George Naoupu knows from experience what the Premiership will come up against when they face him and his new club.

The 32-year-old former Connacht man penned a deal to switch to the Stoop this week, having made 102 appearances in two spells with the Irish outfit.

The ex-New Zealand sevens and U21 international first joined Connacht in 2009, but left at the end of his first season to play for Japanese side Kobelco Steelers.

He returned to the Sportsground in 2011 and made his European debut at the Stoop that autumn before being part of the Connacht side which beat Quins on home soil in the reverse fixture.

"I am very excited to be joining Harlequins in its 150th anniversary year," said Naoupu.

"It is a club I know well having played against them in Europe a number of times and I like the fact that they play a really attractive style of rugby.

“I am also looking forward to playing in the Aviva Premiership, which is an extremely strong competition.”

Naoupu will add significant depth to resources in the number eight department providing competition for Jack Clifford, Matt Luamanu, James Chisholm, veteran Nick Easter and Netani Talei.

Quins director of rugby John Kingston said: “George is a highly experienced physical ball-carrying back row forward.

"He has the ability to break the first tackle and is an excellent off-loader and will provide further power to our pack.

“I have already been impressed by the hunger he has shown to make a big impact in the Aviva Premiership for Harlequins."