Harlequins better off without Marland Yarde, says Chris Robshaw
Last Updated: 01/11/17 10:39pm
Chris Robshaw has delivered a damning verdict on former Harlequins team-mate Marland Yarde, insisting the club are better off without him.
Yarde joined Sale Sharks earlier this week on a three-year deal after falling out of favour with the Harlequins coaching staff.
The 25-year-old winger missed three training sessions this season and the patience of John Kingston finally snapped last week, with the Quins director of rugby asking him to find a new club.
Former England captain Robshaw has backed Kingston's decision, delivering a sharp rebuke to Yarde in the process.
"I am disappointed in him. Marland has unfortunately run out of lives and for us as a club we are going to be in a better place now," Robshaw said.
"It's a massive shame for the club because he's a talented player, but John has made a great stance.
"I think he's run out of lives and we'll be in a better place for it."
England have injury problems on the wing after it was revealed Jonny May is set to miss the autumn opener against Argentina because of a hamstring injury, joining rivals for the position Elliot Daly and Jack Nowell in the treatment room.
Adding to the concern are the minor Achilles and thigh problems sustained by Denny Solomona and Semesa Rokoduguni.