Dean Richards has had his resignation accepted by the Harlequins board this weekend, following the saga of Tom Williams and the fake injury that has left the club feeling somewhat ashamed.
The European Rugby Cup judiciary panel banned Williams for 12 months, but cleared the Harlequins management of any wrongdoing. Now Richards’ resignation finally admits that the episode was not all Williams’ idea, and his appeal against the ban may well be successful.
This is a big blow for Harlequins, since Richards appeared to be forging a very competitive side, and perhaps if the ERC had made better decisions with the original sanction, this would not have happened.
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