"Springboks Bound" - Harlequins Confirm Coach's Departure to South Africa - Ruck

“Springboks Bound” – Harlequins Confirm Coach’s Departure to South Africa

Harlequins have confirmed the departure of Defence Coach Jerry Flannery, who will take up a role with the Springboks. Quins confirmed that Flannery will join up the South African squad after the London club play their mid-break friendly against Munster Rugby on February 23rd.

Flannery joined the Club in 2020 and has been a key part of the coaching team that won the Gallagher Premiership title in 2021, and who now stand second in the Premiership.

Jerry Flannery, Lineout coach of Harlequins during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Semi Final Match between Bristol Bears and Harlequins at Ashton Gate on 19 Jun. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

Harlequins Director of Rugby Billy Millard said: “We will be sorry to see Jerry go as he is a big character and can be very proud of his achievements at Harlequins. We wish him well as he moves into international rugby and continues to develop his career. He will always be welcome at The Stoop. For the rest of this season we have a very strong group of coaches and are very fortunate to have Assistant Defence Coach Jordan Turner-Hall with us, and the resources and structure to achieve our goals.”

Flannery added: “I have loved my time at Harlequins working alongside a talented young group of coaches and players. The opportunity to move into international rugby and to work alongside Rassie Erasmus again after our time at Munster was very appealing and I would like to thank Harlequins for supporting my desire to take up this opportunity to develop my career. I look forward to the next few weeks with Harlequins and a final home match at a sold-out Stoop in February.”