23 May 13
Harlequins confirmed today (23rd May) that Chris Brooker is leaving the club to join Worcester Warriors.
Hounslow born Stegmann is a graduate of the Harlequins Academy. He has represented England at Under 16, 18 and 20 levels and has made 35 senior appearances for Harlequins and scored 11 tries.
Commenting on Stegmann's release, Harlequins Director of Rugby Conor O'Shea said, "Given that Seb had already signed a two year deal with London Welsh for next season, once Lyn Jones approached us looking for his early release, we felt it was in the player's best interests to allow him to do so.
"The selfish and easy thing for us to do would be to keep Seb and I know how much he was looking forward to contributing to both the LV= Cup play-offs and our run in for the remainder of the season. However, with competition for places among our back three as keen as it is, we are comfortable we have made the right decision for club and player.
"Seb has shown great fight and application to come back from two years of injury problems and has contributed massively to us over these past two seasons," O'Shea continued, "I know he will be missed and everyone at the club wishes him well. Seb is one of the young players that have grown up through our academy process and we will say our formal goodbyes to him as a club at the end of the season. The more he plays the better he will be and we all wish him well in this new phase of his career"