Sean Long linked with Widnes after leaving Harlequins

Sean Long has been linked with the vacant head coaching role at Widnes after leaving his coaching position at Harlequins rugby union.

The former Great Britain and St Helens half-back joined Quins’ coaching team in July 2019 from St Helens and has been specialising with the team’s attack under head coach Paul Gustard.

Long, 44, said: “It is with a heavy heart that I leave Harlequins. 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.”


The news comes just 24 hours after Widnes announced the sudden departure of head coach Tim Sheens and fuels speculation that Long could be set to return to the 13-aside code.

Gustard said: “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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  1. No thank you very much. , we need somebody experienced for this job and it’s not this man ( yet ) . Rather have Betts back than this choice to be honest .

  2. I’ve heard a strong rumour around widnes , and I say a rumour the Kieron Cunningham is coming as coach to the club . No thank you not after the job he did at saints and Leigh not what the club needs to progress in the future and mr long as his no2

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