Coaching Staff

Paul Gustard

Gustard joined Harlequins as Head of Rugby at the start of the 2018/19 season. 

Paul enjoyed a long and illustrious playing career, appearing twice for England in non-cap matches, England A and the Barbarians.

At club level, he won four Premiership titles and two European Cups in five years with Leicester Tigers before moving to London Irish and finally Saracens in 2006. Two years later he joined the club's coaching team as Assistant First Team Coach before taking on the roles of Defence and Forwards Coach under Director of Rugby Brendan Venter. In his time as coach he won two Premiership titles and a European Cup.

He joined Eddie Jones's coaching team at the start of 2016, helping England win the Grand Slam, back-to-back Six Nations titles and a first ever series win in Australia.

Billy Millard

Billy Millard was appointed Harlequins' General Manager (Rugby) in June 2018.

Millard works with Head of Rugby Paul Gustard and is responsible for all aspects of off-field rugby operations at the Club including strength and conditioning, medical, data analysis, psychology, sports science, recruitment, Academy and Women’s team, player welfare, budgeting and operations.

The Australian previously worked as General Manager with USA Rugby and Cardiff Blues and a senior coach with the Australian Sevens, The University of Sydney, Melbourne Rebels, Connacht and Cardiff.

Nick Evans

A club legend and a Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame inductee, Nick Evans joined the Harlequins coaching staff after retiring from playing in 2017. He currently serves as Attack and Backs Coach.

With more than 200 Harlequins appearances to his name, Evans is the Club's record points scorer with 2249 points in a Harlequins career spanning nine years.

Beginning his career at Otago as a fullback, he quickly developed into a ruthless fly-half. Nick made his New Zealand debut in 2004 against England and went on to make 16 appearances, scoring 103 points.

After representing the All Blacks during the 2007 Rugby World Cup, he joined Harlequins from The Blues and played an integral role in the Club's successes in the professional era; kicking a touchline conversion to win the Amlin Challenge Cup in 2011 and contributing 20 points in the 2012 Aviva Premiership final. 

Evans produced one of the most memorable moments in the Club's history when he scored a last minute drop goal against Stade Francais in the 2008 Heineken Cup pool stage following 29 phases. 

Sean Long

Sean Long joined Harlequins ahead of the 2019/20 season from rugby league side St Helens, where he served as Assistant Coach, helping them secure the top spot in the Super League table and a place in semi-final of the Challenge Cup.

A true legend of the 13-man code, Long represented both England and Great Britain and won a host of domestic titles across his playing career with St Helens including two World Club Challenges, four Grand Finals and five Challenge Cups. He was a Lance Todd winner three times and awarded the Man of Steel Trophy in the year 2000 as a result of being the best player in the Super League that season.

Making the switch to Union, Long has been brought in by Head of Rugby Paul Gustard to focus on the squad's attack, specialising in the finer details of running lines and the creation of numerical advantages.

Adam Jones

Jones is one of the most recognisable figures in the game and was awarded the first of his 95 Welsh caps in 2003, against England. Winning four Six Nations titles, the Abercrave-born Tighthead prop has also competed in three Rugby World Cups and toured with the British and Irish Lions on two occasions; first in 2009 and then on the victorious 2013 tour to Australia.

In December 2016 it was announced that British and Irish Lion Adam Jones will combine his playing duties at the Club with a Coaching role. In March 2018 he announced he would retire from playing at the end of the 2017/18 season. He is currently the Club's Scrum Coach, where he imparts his world class knowledge of the field onto Harlequins' crop of international front row forwards as well as the club's contingent of rising stars in both the wider squad and the Academy. 

Alongside Attack and Backs Coach Nick Evans, Jones leads Quins' Premiership Shield squad. 

Gary Street

Women's Rugby World Cup winning Coach Gary Street balances his role as Harlequins Ladies' joint Head Coach with responsibilities as Harlequins' Academy Coach Development Officer. 

Street was named as England Women's Head Coach in 2007 and coached the Red Roses at two World Cup finals in 2010 and 2014; winning the latter against Canada.

In 2014, he was also nominated for BBC SPOTY Coach of the Year before coaching the Club to the 2016/17 League and Cup double. 

Karen Findlay

Karen Findlay is Harlequins Women joint Head Coach and coached the Club to League and Cup double success in the 2016/17 season. 

A former Scotland international, Findlay previously coached Richmond and led them to a record five Premiership titles. 

Outside of rugby, Karen is Superintendent Taskforce (OCU Commander for all of MPS, mounted, marine, dogs, territorial support group asset) in the Metropolitan Police Service and is one of the force’s accredited and experienced Public Order and Marauding Terrorist Attack (MTA) Commanders. In 2017 she was the Silver Commander for the London Bridge attack. 

Karen balances an extremely challenging day job with being Co- Head Coach at Harlequins Ladies, Premiership and National Cup winners in 2016-17 and Tyrrells Premier 15s Runners-up in 2017-18. Her coaching career followed on from a successful playing career having amassed 85 international caps for Scotland and the first female captain to lead a women’s team out onto and play at the national stadium Murrayfield, which paved the way for female counterparts to do so at Twickenham. In her pre Harlequins coaching role she coached Richmond to a record five championship titles. She has played a leading part in the growth of Harlequins Women and Girls’ rugby programmes. 

In March 2018, Harlequins Ladies made history by breaking the UK Women’s Club Rugby attendance record with 4525 attending The Twickenham Stoop for the Club’s match against Richmond. Harlequins Ladies boasts a number of International players, with players from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, USA and Australia all part of the 2018-19 squad.

Mike Lancaster

Head of Medical Services

Gareth Tong

Head of Athletic Performance

Chim Gale

Academy Manager

Graeme Bowerbank

Head of Rugby Operations

Ed Spokes

Head of Recruitment