A Rugby Union scandal which became public in April 2008 and raised questions of medical ethics
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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.
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.
Williams, who was involved in the Bloodgate episode that rocked rugby almost four years ago, has pledged his future to Quins until at least 2015.
DEAN Richards vowed he will never cross the line again as he prepares to return to rugby after serving a three-year Bloodgate ban.
NICK Evans readily accepts that the "tattoo" of Bloodgate will remain with Harlequins.
Robshaw was delighted to repay the supporters who stuck by the club during relegation and the Bloodgate scandal with the Aviva Premiership title.
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.
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.
FORMER Harlequins physiotherapist Steph Brennan's career is in tatters after he was struck off for misconduct following his role in rugby union's infamous Bloodgate scandal.
And Quins, still in the hunt for a Heineken Cup berth, put the anniversary of Bloodgate behind them at the Stoop last Saturday with an annihilation of Leeds.
FAKERS TO SHAKERS Quins' long road back after Bloodgate April 2009: Lose 6-5 at home to Leinster in Heineken Cup quarter-finals, despite trying to cheat.
The Bloodgate scandal erupted in 2009 after Harlequins wing Tom Williams used a fake blood capsule to feign injury in their 6-5 Heineken Cup quarter-final defeat to Leinster.