CONFIRMED | Harlequins coach leaves with immediate effect

Harlequins have confirmed that Assistant Coach Sean Long has departed the Club.

Long, who joined Harlequins coaching team in July 2019 has been working with the team specialising on attack, under the leadership of Head Coach Paul Gustard.

“It has been a pleasure working with Longy,” said Gustard. “He has such a huge and infectious personality, and has been a positive influence within the group. He will always be welcome back at The Stoop and we wish him all the very best for the future.”

Long added: “It is with a heavy heart that I leave Harlequins. It has been a very unusual year but I have loved being around the team and the talent across the coaches and playing squad gives me real confidence for Quins in the future.

“I will continue to follow the progress of Harlequins from afar and thank everyone at the Club for their support as I made this difficult decision.”


5 people who should avoid reading Joe Marler’s new autobiography

1. Joe Launchbury

The England ptop, in his section on teammates nicknames, reveals an uncomplimentary one given to the Wasps captain during England duty.

Due to him forever knocking everything over with his backside, the biggest in world rugby, Marler joked ‘your ass is like a permanent slosh bucket.’

Long story short, he hated it but is still known as ‘Slosh’ or ‘Slosh bucket’ to this day in England training/

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