Trio set for Wasps exit
Wasps have announced interim director of rugby Leon Holden will leave the club at the end of the season along with players Ben Jacobs and Serge Betsen.
Holden has been in the position since February when he replaced Tony Hanks on a temporary basis, but he is now set to move to Japan where he will be head coach at Ricoh BlackRams in Tokyo.
Holden, in his second spell with the club, told Wasps' official website: "I have enjoyed my time in recent months with Wasps again, despite some tough results, but the opportunity to go to Japan, where I have coached before, for a season was too good to turn down."
Jacobs joined Wasps from Saracens at the start of the 2009/10 season and he was a first-choice centre, while his versatility has seen him employed in various other positions.
The Australian is also set for a stint in Japan where he will continue his playing career with Kyuden Voltex.
Jacobs said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my two seasons at Wasps and having been in London for a number of years now, I am ready for a different challenge."
Betsen, meanwhile, will explore other options within the sport as he moves towards the end of a highly-successful playing career which saw the Cameroon-born flanker make 63 appearances for France.
He added: "It was a big challenge for me and my family to move to England, but I have really enjoyed my time at Wasps and I will be sad to leave. However, I am excited about the next challenges the sport will bring me. Thanks to all at the club for making a Frenchman feel so welcome."
Chief executive Chris Thomas said: "We wish Leon, Serge and Ben well in the next stages of their careers in Japan and beyond. Leon has done a very good job in a very short time frame and has played a key role in recruitment for next season, which is ongoing, and we are hugely grateful for his input and advice about what shape the squad should take going forward.
"We are continuing the process of putting in place a director of rugby for next season. This is a key appointment for us so we are not going to rush it, but we are confident we will have a quality candidate in place for the start of next season."