Harlequins – Nick Evans, Adam Jones, and Jerry Flannery have signed new coaching contracts

Harlequins coaches Jerry Flannery, Adam Jones and Nick Evans
Harlequins coaches, Adam Jones, Nick Evans (from left), Jerry Flannery and Adam Jones

Harlequins coaches Nick Evans, Jerry Flannery and Adam Jones have signed new contracts to remain part of the Premiership champions' backroom staff.

Evans, 41, is an attack and backs coach. Evans arrived from New Zealand in 2008. He was a Quins player for nine years before becoming a coach.

Jones, a legend in Wales and Lions, arrived in 2015, before taking up the role of scrum coach after he retired in 2018.

Flannery, 43 from Ireland, is an ex-international Flannery who has been with Quins ever since 2020.

He started as the line-out coaching coach and then became the defense and dual line-out coaches during Quins' Premiership championship winning season 2021 – their first since nine years.

Quins senior coach Tabai MatsonHe took over his backroom staff when he arrived and said that the coaching team did an outstanding job last year.

“It's always fascinating to be outsider and join a cohesive team – and that is exactly what they were. They're a highly functioning team.

“They are all completely different. They all have their own energies and are all great within their portfolios.

“A diverse grouping of nations”

“Nick brings an analytical perspective to the table. All that experience he has from his playing days is now his driving force behind Danny Care and Marcus Smith.

He is completely different from Jerry. Jerry brings a real intensity to his leadership of the line-outs as well as the defense. His accent may be the reason, but he is a fantastic storyteller and generates lots of energy.

“And Bomb, our Welshman. It's an eclectic group, which is something we love about this game.

“Our scrum was often the thing that kept us in games. His experience and the way that he drives the scrum have been key to our success thus far.”

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