Paul Gustard ‘could not turn down opportunity’ to join Harlequins


• England defence coach taking up new post at Premiership club
• Gustard will replace John Kingston as head coach next month

Harlequins have confirmed the appointment of the England defence coach, Paul Gustard, as their new head of rugby. Gustard, 42, will take up his new post with the Premiership club after England’s tour to South Africa next month.

“Opportunities like this don’t come along very often,” Gustard stated on the Harlequins website. “To be given the chance to lead a club as rich in talent, heritage and support as Harlequins is hugely exciting.

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