"Former Wasps Star" - Harlequins Confirm Latest Departure At End of the Season - Ruck

“Former Wasps Star” – Harlequins Confirm Latest Departure At End of the Season

Harlequins have today confirmed experienced lock Charlie Matthews will depart the Club at the conclusion of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership season.

The Academy graduate, who re-joined Harlequins in August following two years in Japan, has appeared eight times this season to take his Club tally to 172 matches.

Matthews amassed 164 appearances in the Famous Quarters between 2009 and 2018, earning 109 starts before moving to Premiership rivals Wasps ahead of the 2018/19 season.

The 6ft 7’ forward achieved 27 appearances for Quins and Wasps in the Champions Cup and represented England at Saxons and age-group level.

Head Coach Tabai Matson thanked Charlie and said: “We’re massively grateful to Charlie for stepping back into the Harlequins programme this season and for contributing a huge amount to our Club. He has been an outstanding Harlequins ambassador and we’re thankful for the commitment and service he has shown.

“I know our fantastic supporters have loved having Charlie back at The Stoop, he’s an Academy graduate and a Club centurion and will always remain part of the Harlequins family. We wish Charlie and his family the very best for an exciting next chapter.”

 Joe Marler reveals why he didn’t like former teammate

Joe Marler, the England prop, is known for expressing his views boldly, particularly when it comes to someone he doesn’t have much affinity for.

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The winger dramatically left Harlequins in 2017 to join Premiership rivals Sale Sharks in an unusual mid-season move.

I hadn’t spoken to the bloke in 18 months,” Marler told former internationals Andy Goode and Jim Hamilton on The Rugby Pod. 

“I’d lost the plot with him a good while ago. And let him be, let him do his own thing, because I’d given up on it

“He’d made the decision that he wanted to leave…you know, all the best to him. I wish him all the best. I don’t wish nastiness upon anyone.

“He’s one of those to just leave, as he won’t change in my mind. Me and him just don’t get on.”