The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced that physiotherapist Steph Brennan has tendered his resignation with the England team following his part in the Harlequins 'bloodgate' saga.
Brennan has been banned for two years after helping to fabricate a blood injury to winger Tom Williams during Quins' Heineken Cup quarter-final loss to Leinster in April, allowing fly-half Nick Evans to return to the field in search of a winning drop-goal. Quins boss Dean Richards has resigned and been banned for three years, with Williams being banned for four months - reduced from 12 on appeal.
"The RFU has announced that Steph Brennan has tendered his resignation which the RFU has accepted. Mr Brennan has left the RFU with immediate effect," read an RFU statement. "Mr Brennan wholeheartedly wanted to apologise for any aspects of his behaviour that caused concern for the RFU and the physiotherapist profession.
"The RFU will not be disclosing any further details to do with his final departure from the organisation as all employee information remains confidential."