Report: Kevin Sinfield set for blockbuster coaching role after departing England - Ruck

Report: Kevin Sinfield set for blockbuster coaching role after departing England

Tabai Matson is set to bid farewell to Harlequins this summer amidst a series of coaching adjustments at The Stoop.

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Having joined Quins in a prominent capacity in 2021, the former Fiji and Bath coach transitioned to the role of director of development last year.

Now, the 50-year-old will promptly shift his focus to supporting Harlequins Women before parting ways with The Stoop ahead of the upcoming season.

Although Matson’s departure won’t see a direct replacement, Harlequins are actively considering their options to fill the void left by Jerry Flannery, who departed last month to take up the position of defence coach with South Africa.

With the need for a new defensive specialist apparent, Harlequins are believed to be keen on recruiting Kevin Sinfield.

The Rugby League icon is poised to exit the England setup following the summer tour to Japan and New Zealand, expressing a clear interest in pursuing further coaching opportunities.

However, Sinfield’s future plans aren’t expected to be rushed, particularly with another England tour on the horizon, allowing for careful consideration of his long-term aspirations.

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