OXFORD Harlequins back Toni Turetta says he is pleased with the way he adapted to the English game.

The Italian scored 14 tries in his debut season after making the move from Arieti last summer.

Turetta’s performances in South West 1 East earned him a county call-up and the winger is thrilled with his progression.

“With great honesty, at the beginning it was difficult for me for various reasons, starting with the language and ending with the speed of the game on which I would have to get used to playing,” said the 21-year-old, who hails from Rieti in the region of Lazio.

“But I’m happy with the 114 points and 14 tries, and having been able to play for Oxfordshire RFU, which was the icing on the cake.”

He added: “My game has improved a lot this year, I owe it to the team and the coaches.

“I can only say that I tried to give everything I could every time.”

Turetta became a key part of the club’s back three and is staying at Quins for the 2019/20 campaign.

He said: “I felt good with the club, it would make no sense to change now.”