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Alan Shearer’s daughter moving to France with England rugby international partner

Hollie Shearer, the daughter of Alan Shearer, will be relocating to Paris with her boyfriend Joe Marchant, who is a rugby player, this summer.

Marchant, who has played in all back-line positions as well as hooker and openside flanker, is leaving Harlequins after nine years to join Stade Francais in the Top 14 league.

Commenting on his departure at the end of the season, Marchant also said to the Harlequins Official Club Website

“I am very proud and grateful to have been part of Harlequins for the last 10 years. I’ve made some amazing memories on and off the field and made great friends along the way. This club has been a home to me and will always have a place in my heart. 

“The time has come for me to depart the Club and I am excited for my next challenge ahead. I will make the most of every moment for the rest of this season proudly wearing my Quins shirt. Thank you for all the support!”

The 26-year-old back soon became a regular feature within the starting XV, earning over 130 appearances in the Famous Quarters to date and being an integral part of the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership winning side.

Marchant went on to achieve international recognition with England as well as working with Harlequins to develop a short-term loan spell with Super Rugby outfit the Auckland Blues in 2020 to develop his experience and skills.

Hollie and Joe:

The 27-year-old singer has shared multiple photos on Instagram featuring the popular Harlequins centre. The two first appeared on her Instagram together during a trip to Dubai in March 2020.

Hollie’s most successful tune, Leave Right Now, has clocked up 775,000 listens on Spotify.

That’s helped her accumulate 77,000 monthly listeners on the digital music service.

She describes herself on Instagram as “just a girl who wishes she lives in Nashville”.

Main photo credit: Hollie Shearer – Instagram

HARLEQUINS DEPARTURES:

#1. Aaron Morris (retiring)

The 28-year-old will be retiring at the end of the season, following a series of serious injuries which have seen him side-lined for much of the last two seasons.

Commenting on his departure, Morris said: “This has been a very difficult decision and made with a heavy heart. The last two seasons have been incredibly challenging as I have battled with multiple serious injuries, bringing both physical and emotional pain.

“It is time for me to find the joy that rugby once gave me in something else. Whilst my career is shorter than I would have liked, I retire proudly with Premiership winners medal and as a Junior World Champion. I want to thank the Club, my teammates, the supporters and my family for all their support. I hope I have made them proud”.

Harlequins Head Coach Tabai Matson said: “We will be sorry to see Aaron go. He has been desperately unlucky with injuries and while his career has been shorter than we all would have liked, he can feel very proud of his achievements in the Quarters.

“We are always sorry to see good men leave our club and Aaron’s departure will leave a massive hole. We wish him all the best for the future knowing with his capabilities he will transition successfully and will probably be an exemplar for other players”.

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#2. Tommaso Allan (Perpignan)

After joining the South West London club at the start of the 2021/22 campaign, Allan will return to Perpignan for a second stint at the club.

In a statement, the club said: “Harlequins wish Allan the best in the next step in his rugby career and looks forward to finishing the current campaign with the Italian international in the Famous Quarters.”

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