Mark Mapletoft and Tony Diprose: Harlequins coaches pen new deals

Harlequins coaches Tony Diprose, Conor O'Shea and Mark Mapletoft
Tony Diprose (left), Conor O'Shea and Mark Mapletoft have worked together at Harlequins since 2010

Harlequins coaching duo Mark Mapletoft and Tony Diprose have signed extended contracts with the Premiership club.

Backs coach Mapletoft, 42, joined the Quins staff in 2010 and will stay until the end of the 2016-17 season.

Former England forward Diprose, 42, has signed a deal to remain as defence and academy coach until the end of 2017-18.

"We are very fortunate to have one of the brightest and most forward-thinking coaching teams in the game," said director of rugby Conor O'Shea.

"Tony and Mark in their respective roles are a privilege to work with. They are both pivotal to our on-going development as a club and we are delighted they have committed their future to Harlequins."

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