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Quins getting closer to announcing new chief

HARLEQUINS are to unveil their new director of rugby this month with assistant coach Tony Diprose strongly tipped to take over the role.<br /><br />The Quins have been actively seeking a new front man since Dean Richards left the club in disgrace back in August following his part in the bloodgate scandal.<br /><br />Chief executive Mark Evans has remained coy over the appointment so far, but former England back row Diprose is the fans&rsquo; choice to get the job.<br /><br />Last night, Evans Richards&rsquo; successor will be unveiled later this month, ahead of Quins&rsquo; Premiership clash with Wasps at Twickenham on 27 December. Dubbed &ldquo;Big Game 2&rdquo;, Quins have already sold 50,000 tickets for the all-London affair, and the club are aiming for an 82,000 sell-out.<br /><br />First, however, the Quins must prepare for the trip to Leeds tonight, looking to build on last week&rsquo;s 35-29 victory over Gloucester. <br /><br />England wing Ugo Monye misses out through illness, so Tom Williams, the player at the centre of the bloodgate scandal, takes the No11 shirt.<br />