Fylde is delighted to welcome Harlan Corrie back to the 1st XV squad. The 25 year old Cumbrian (6’4″ 107kg) had two seasons at the Club during 2017-19 and proved a popular, hard working and powerful back five forward. Domestic commitments and travel issues from his Cumbrian home led to him taking a break from serious rugby before joining Kirkby Lonsdale RUFC for the truncated 2019-20 season. He played for the Underlay Park club alongside fellow returning forward, young prop Sam Kyle-Clay, and Fylde’s former star back Scott Armstrong. Moving house to the Fylde Coast has led to Harlan rejoining many of his old team mates who form the bulk of the 1st XV squad at the Woodlands.
One of his most notable qualities is his versatility – he is comfortable at flanker, no 8 or even in the 2nd row.
Joint Head Coach Alex Loney said: “We’re really pleased Harlan has decided to rejoin us at Fylde. He was a popular member of the squad when last with us in 2017-19 and no doubt we will see this again in 2021-22.
“Harlan has physical and technical abilities that will be a big bonus for us in a tough N2N this season, which I hope will improve the strength of our 1st XV now and in the coming years.”
Harlan Corrie said: “After what feels like a long spell away from rugby, it’s exciting to start playing again back at the Woodlands with a lot of lads that I enjoyed two seasons with before an expanding family and work commitments meant I couldn’t continue to make the journey to Fylde.
“Now living closer to the Club, I’m looking forward to hopefully being able to help the team have a successful season.“
Harlan, 25, developed through Penrith RUFC’s youth development system, from U’12s to 1st team regular. He made some 60 appearances for Penrith in North One (East) as well as representing Cumbria U’20s and their senior squad in the County Championship. He has stood out for his ball carrying, off loading and lineout work as well as his pace to break the gain line. He made 23 Fylde 1st XV appearances in the very tough 17-18 National One campaign and 16 more in 18-19, a total of 39 in all.