Saints wish Long luck as union switch is announced

St Helens have confirmed that Sean Long will leave the club with immediate effect to take up a coaching position in rugby union at Harlequins.

In a statement, Saints have paid tribute to Long and the contributions to the club he’s made as a player and a coach.

Saints boss Justin Holbrook said: “Longy has been a pleasure to work with.

“He is a legend of this club and everyone loves him.

“We are naturally disappointed to be losing such an influential figure at St.Helens, but I wish him all the best for his next adventure at Harlequins.”

Chief executive Mike Rush said:  “I want to thanks Sean for everything he has done at the club both as a player and more recently as a coach.

“He has been a great addition to the club’s coaching team. It is with a heavy heart that we have to let him go, but Sean has expressed a desire to work in rugby union in recent months and the club all wish him every success in the future.”

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