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Tabai Matson: Former Harlequins senior coach to leave at end of the season

Former Harlequins senior coach Tabai Matson will leave the Premiership club at the end of the season.

The 50-year-old coached the Premiership side from 2021 to 2023 before becoming director of performance development.

Quins said ex-New Zealand Under-20s head coach Matson will "focus around supporting the women's programme until the end of the season".

"I have loved my time at Harlequins and have enjoyed the strong culture at the club," Matson told the club website.

"The time is right for me to look to develop my coaching career elsewhere, but I will always retain my passion for Harlequins."

Matson joined the club on the back of their 2020-21 Premiership title win.

Harlequins reached the Premiership semi-finals in his first season, losing to Saracens, before finishing sixth in the table the following year.

He then took on his performance role in 2023, working across the men's and women's programmes.

Quins sit fifth in the Premiership, while the women's team are seventh in Premiership Women's Rugby.