Aston Croall rejoins Harlequins for rest of the season

Aston Croall
Croall will provide cover across the front row for Quins

Front row Aston Croall has rejoined Harlequins for the rest of the season.

The 27-year-old returns to the Premiership leaders on an injury dispensation to cover long-term absentees Darryl Marfo and Matt Cairns.

Croall, who left Quins after four years to join Sale in 2010, can cover both hooker and prop.

"I have had a great year and a half at Sale and would like to thank everyone there, but I am excited to be returning to my old club," he said.

"I am looking forward to being back with the guys and getting stuck into training.

"Hopefully, I can help towards continuing the great start which Quins have made this season."

Director of rugby Conor O'Shea added: "I am delighted to be welcoming back a player whom we never wanted to see go in the first place but, unfortunately, due to the salary cap, we were unable to keep.

"He is an experienced performer and I know the players are excited to have him back in the squad."