HOW A SCANDAL UNFOLDED All this is relevant today because 10 years ago this week the Bloodgate
"Conor came in at an incredibly tough time," said Care of O'Shea, who joined Harlequins after the Bloodgate
scandal that saw Dean Richards depart.
Having taken the job after 'Bloodgate
' scandal, O'Shea turned the club into Premiership champs in 2012.
He lost his job over the Bloodgate
saga before they won the title in 2012, but had already overseen the emergence of current England regulars Chris Robshaw, Mike Brown, Danny Care and Joe Marler.
Richards could not take over before August due to his 'Bloodgate
3 Which rugby union coach was banned after the Harlequins 'Bloodgate
' scandal in 2009?
DEAN Richards vowed he will never cross the line again as he prepares to return to rugby after serving a three-year Bloodgate
NICK Evans readily accepts that the "tattoo" of Bloodgate
will remain with Harlequins.
The success marked a stunning reversal in fortunes for Harlequins following their involvement in the Bloodgate
scandal of 2009, when Williams bit into a blood capsule during a Heineken Cup quarterfinal to enable a specialist kicker to replace him.
Robshaw was delighted to repay the supporters who stuck by the club during relegation and the Bloodgate
scandal with the Aviva Premiership title.
The former England and Lions back-rower will take over as director of rugby at Kingston Park on August 19 when his three-year coaching ban expires for his part in the Bloodgate
scandal at Harlequins.
Dean Richards is tainted by 'Bloodgate
', it's maybe too early for Neil Back, and I see no other outstanding English candidates.