"Farewell Joe" England Star Ends Harlequins Era With Post Match Interview - Ruck

“Farewell Joe” England Star Ends Harlequins Era With Post Match Interview

Harlequins and England centre Joe Marchant has signed off his era in the Premiership, with a post match interview after Quins victory over Leicester Tigers. Harlequins failed to qualify for this season’s Gallagher Premiership play-offs, with the victory at Welford Road signalling the end of the line for Marchant’s time at the Stoop.

Harlequins were able to overcome a defiant Leicester Tigers side, for a 17-20 away victory. A Quins Penalty Try opened up the scoring, before England prospect Cadan Murley ran in a try of his own. Marcus Smith slotted a conversion and a penalty from the tee, to build a strong enough lead, with resilient defence keeping the victory out of Tigers hands.

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!”

Marchant will depart Harlequins in favour of a move to Top 14 side Stade Francais. Marchant will depart the Club following nine years at The Stoop, after joining the Senior Academy set-up in 2014 and making his senior debut the following year.

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.