Billy Millard is the Director of Rugby Performance at Harlequins.
Millard is responsible for all aspects of delivering the rugby strategic plan including strength and conditioning, medical, analysis, psychology, sports science, recruitment, Academy and Pathway, our Women’s program, player welfare, budgeting and operations.
The Australian’s coaching background includes - Head Coach of the Australian Sevens team for 4 years, Head Coach and DOR Sydney University (winning back to back Premierships in 2005 and 2006), Head Coach Melbourne Rebels, Attack and Backs Coach at Cardiff Blues (winning the EDF Championship and a European Challenge Cup), Attack and Backs Coach at Connacht and Attack and Backs Coach with the USA Eagles National Men’s team. Billy then transitioned into Rugby and Performance General Manager roles with USA Rugby and Cardiff Blues before joining Harlequins.
Following Paul Gustard's departure in January 2021, Millard was tasked with overseeing club coaches Jerry Flannery, Nick Evans and Adam Jones.
In July 2021 Millard was appointed Director of Rugby Performance, changing role from his original title of General Manager when he was first appointed in 2018.
Tabai Matson was appointed ahead of the 2021/22 season, leading the Premiership Champions' coaching contingent.
Matson joins Harlequins following the conclusion of his role as Head Coach of the New Zealand U20s side. He will be the senior coach at the Club, leading the current coaching group of Nick Evans (Attack and Backs), Adam Jones (Scrum), Jerry Flannery (Lineout and Defence) and Charlie Mulchrone (Skills and Kicking).
Before turning his hand to coaching, Matson made his mark on the rugby scene as a talented centre, playing for both the All Blacks and the Fijian national side during the late 1990s, as well as featuring for the Crusaders in Super Rugby, who he would go on to coach in later years.
Beginning his coaching journey in Japan with Top League side Yamaha Jùbilo, Matson went on to coach in Australia and New Zealand before leading the Fijian national team.
In his first taste of Northern Hemisphere rugby as a coach, Matson joined Premiership side Bath Rugby in 2016 as the side’s Head Coach before returning to New Zealand to coach with the Chiefs in Super Rugby, with Fiji internationally and as the Head Coach of the All Blacks U20s.
A club legend and a Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame inductee, Nick Evans joined the Harlequins coaching staff after retiring from playing in 2017. He currently serves as Attack and Backs Coach.
With more than 200 Harlequins appearances to his name, Evans is the Club's record points scorer with 2249 points in a Harlequins career spanning nine years.
Beginning his career at Otago as a fullback, he quickly developed into a ruthless fly-half. Nick made his New Zealand debut in 2004 against England and went on to make 16 appearances, scoring 103 points.
After representing the All Blacks during the 2007 Rugby World Cup, he joined Harlequins from The Blues and played an integral role in the Club's successes in the professional era; kicking a touchline conversion to win the Amlin Challenge Cup in 2011 and contributing 20 points in the 2012 Aviva Premiership final.
Evans produced one of the most memorable moments in the Club's history when he scored a last minute drop goal against Stade Francais in the 2008 Heineken Cup pool stage following 29 phases.
Former Munster and Ireland front row Jerry Flannery joined the Club in the role of lineout coach.
Flannery, 41, retired from playing in 2012 after an impressive career with Irish provinces Connacht and Munster before winning 41 caps for his national side between 2005 and 2011.
In Febuary 2021 Flannery's role was changed to Lineout and Defence Coach.
Jones is one of the most recognisable figures in the game and was awarded the first of his 95 Welsh caps in 2003, against England. Winning four Six Nations titles, the Abercrave-born Tighthead prop has also competed in three Rugby World Cups and toured with the British and Irish Lions on two occasions; first in 2009 and then on the victorious 2013 tour to Australia.
In December 2016 it was announced that British and Irish Lion Adam Jones will combine his playing duties at the Club with a Coaching role. In March 2018 he announced he would retire from playing at the end of the 2017/18 season. He is currently the Club's Scrum Coach, where he imparts his world class knowledge of the field onto Harlequins' crop of international front row forwards as well as the club's contingent of rising stars in both the wider squad and the Academy.
Skills and Kicking Coach
Harlequins Women's Head Coach Gerard Mullen joined the Club from Loughborough University ahead of the 2020/21 Allianz Premier 15s season, having spent six years with the University and four years as Head Coach.
Joining from Loughborough University having held the role of Head Coach with the Loughborough Students side for the last four seasons, Mullen steps into his new role following a coaching restructure within the Women’s Programme earlier this summer, with Karen Findlay will taking up the role of Forwards Coach alongside her impressive career as Chief Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police.
Mullen is also the Grandson of former Ireland and British and Irish Lions captain Karl Mullen, who led the famous touring side on the 1950 tour of Australia and New Zealand and earned 25 caps for Ireland.
Originating from Co. Kildare, Ireland, having moved to the UK as an 18-year-old to study Sports Coaching Science at St. Mary’s University in Twickenham close to The Stoop, Mullen retired from a playing career that saw the Irishman represent Esher, London Scottish and London Welsh at the age of 23 due to injuries.
Mullen then moved onto Loughborough University, renowned for its prestigious high-performance sports environment to study a Masters degree in Sports Management. Mullen progressed through the Loughborough Students’ coaching system, taking up the lead coaching position of the University’s development team in 2014 alongside his position as Head Coach at Lichfield RFC in National League 3 before going on to become the Head Coach of the Loughborough Student’s programme in 2017. During his time leading the Students team, Mullen coached a host of now regular Gallagher Premiership names, including the likes of Saracens wing Rotimi Segun, Worcester Warriors hooker Issac Miller and Wasps lock Thibaud Flament, among others.
Head of Medical Services
Head of Athletic Performance
Head of Recruitment
Harlequins' Academy Coach Development Manager and DPP Coordinator Gary Steet first joined the Club as Co-Head Coach of the Harlequins Women's team alongside Karen Findlay, taking up his new, full-time role with the Harlequins Academy at the end of the 2019/20 season.
Street was named as England Women's Head Coach in 2007 and coached the Red Roses at two World Cup finals in 2010 and 2014; winning the latter against Canada.
In 2014, he was also nominated for BBC SPOTY Coach of the Year before coaching the Club to the 2016/17 League and Cup double.