Height: 5’10” ー Weight: 200 lbs. ー Guildford, United Kingdom
Free Jacks have added young and physical Harry Barlow to the playing roster for the 2021 and 2022 seasons in Major League Rugby. US-eligible Barlow will join New England from English Premiership side Harlequins. Barlow represented England at the U16, U17, U18 and U19 levels, having competed in the 2018 U18 Six Nations Championship and with the youth 7s squad at the 2017 Junior Commonwealth Games.
The 5’10” 200lbs Barlow was born and raised in Guildford just outside of London. Early in his rugby career Barlow earned the opportunity to represent England as part of the U16, U17, U18 and U19 teams. Comfortable at center and on the wing, Barlow earned his first cap for England at the U16 level, vice-captaining the squad in the 2016 matchup against Wales. Barlow went on to earn eight caps and has scored two tries with the England age-grade sides. He also appeared for England at the Junior Commonwealth Games in the Bahamas in 2017 with the youth 7s squad, scoring five tries in the tournament and helping lead the team to a 2nd place finish, falling to Samoa in the final.
Barlow was a key member of the English Premiership’s Harlequins’ Academy from the age of 13. His nifty footwork and speed, combined with a high rugby intellect and handy skill set, have made Barlow a standout player at every level of his game. At 18 Barlow earned his first contract with the Harlequins senior squad. Barlow was also a part of the 2019 Quins 7s side that won the London Floodlit 7s and featured for the Harlequins at the Premiership 7s in 2018 and 2019.
A product of Cranleigh Rugby Club from the age of 11, Barlow began his youth career across positions in the back line. At 14, Barlow settled into his roles at center and wing and on occasion stepped into no. 8. Barlow graduated from Cranleigh Prep School in 2018, where he was involved in the Rosslyn Park national winning 7s squads in 2016 and 2017. He was also vice-captain of Cranleigh’s 2018 unbeaten season.