Graham Rowntree departs Harlequins

Date published: June 14 2018

Harlequins have announced that forwards coach Graham Rowntree has chosen to leave the club for personal reasons.

Rowntree joined the Londoners in July 2016, seven months after losing his job as England’s assistant coach following their disastrous World Cup campaign.

The 47-year-old spent two seasons at Quins but he could not help reverse their fortunes as they finished sixth and then 10th in the Premiership.

A statement said: “Rowntree has been forwards coach at Harlequins for the past two seasons and he has been a very prominent and popular figure in the rugby department.

“Harlequins would like to thank Graham for his great contribution and absolute commitment during his time at the club.

“The club is incredibly grateful to Graham for all that he has given Harlequins and wishes him well for the future.”