Harlequins have announced that skills coach Collin Osborne has left the club for personal reasons after 13 years with the Premiership side.
Osborne originally joined Harlequins coaching staff in 1996 at the start of the professional era and played a key role in helping introduce the standards of training and commitment required for the team to compete effectively in the changed rugby environment.
His experience was to prove invaluable when the RFU introduced academies in 2002 and Harlequins was successful in being granted an RFU Academy licence. Osborne was instrumental in attracting a group of talented young players to the Academy that have gone on to contribute greatly to Harlequins and achieve international status with England.
Eight seasons ago he was appointed Skills Coach to the first team squad and worked with the players in an era that was the most successful in the club’s professional history.