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Graham Rowntree is to take up the post of forwards coach with Aviva Premiershop club Harlequins.

Graham Rowntree named Harlequins' forwards coach for next season

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Graham Rowntree will become Harlequins' forwards coach next season, with John Kingston replacing Conor O'Shea as director of rugby.

England's former forwards coach will join the new-look Twickenham Stoop set-up in the summer, with Mark Mapletoft promoted to head coach, the Aviva Premiership club announced.

Ex-England number eight Nick Easter, meanwhile, will take up a role as player-coach, concentrating on defence.

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