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Sean Long leaves rugby union role

Former St Helens and Great Britain halfback Sean Long has left his coaching position at rugby union club Harlequins.

Long joined ‘Quins as attack coach in July 2019, following spells as assistant at Samoa RL, Salford and Saints.

He will now leave after just over a year in the role and has been rumoured with a return to the 13-a-side game, with Leeds and Widnes among the clubs mentioned.

“It is with a heavy heart that I leave Harlequins,” Long said. “It has been a very unusual year but I have loved being around the team and the talent across the coaches and playing squad gives me real confidence for Quins in the future.

“I will continue to follow the progress of Harlequins from afar and thank everyone at the club for their support as I made this difficult decision.”

Harlequins head coach Paul Gustard added: “It has been a pleasure working with Longy. He has such a huge and infectious personality, and has been a positive influence within the group. He will always be welcome back at The Stoop and we wish him all the very best for the future.”

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