STATEMENT: Harlequins boss to depart following thumping from Saracens - Ruck

STATEMENT: Harlequins boss to depart following thumping from Saracens

Harlequins have today confirmed that it has been mutually agreed that Director of Performance Development Tabai Matson will depart the Club at the end of the 2023/24 season. 

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Matson joined Harlequins ahead of the 2021/22 season as Senior Coach for the men’s squad, before transitioning in 2023 to his current role as Director of Performance Development working across the men’s and women’s programmes, as well as supporting strategic club partnerships.

Matson will focus around supporting the Harlequins Women’s programme until the end of the season. 

Director of Rugby Billy Millard said: “Tabai has brought huge knowledge and passion to his roles at Harlequins. He has infectious energy and positivity and he has built friendships and collaboration across the Club and our partners. We are really happy that Tabai will continue to support our women’s programme until the end of the season and we wish him the very best for his longer term future coaching career, he will always be a welcome friend at The Stoop.”

Tabai Matson added: “I have loved my time at Harlequins and have enjoyed the strong culture at the Club which is something I feel is crucially important to the success of a club. The time is right for me to look to develop my coaching career elsewhere, but I will always retain my passion for Harlequins. I am excited to support the women’s team across the coming months and push up the table.”

The Club will not be recruiting a replacement for Matson’s role, with his key areas of focus being picked up across the existing management and coaching staff across both programmes.