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Harlequins Declared The Squad Name For Pre-Season

Harlequins have declared the name their squad of 26-man who is going to face Bristol Rugby on Saturday at Cleve RFC. The match will start at 14:30.


Following a pre-season camp at the headquarters of Adidas in Germany, Phil Swainston signing by summer starts in the front row next to Mark Lambert and Dave Ward (Captain) with George Merrick and Charlie Matthews playing in the second row.

The member of the Academy, Archie White is named at blindside flanker with Jack Clifford and Luke Wallace completes the back row.

Tim Swiel and Charlie Mulchrone are named at the halfbacks, along with James Lang; who is a fresh face from Singha 7s and Alofa Alofa starting in the centers.

Charlie Walker and Tim Visser, who in the last season contributed 19 tries, took the residency on either wing with Ross Chisholm at fullback, completing the 15th.

James Horwill the Club captain is named among the replacements with new signings Josh McNulty, Lewis Boyce and Ben Glynn. Read more »

HEADING TO NUMBER ONE – MIKE BROWN

The New Year is here and we are already well into it.


The previous year was a greta one for the England Rugby Team as they went through an unbeaten calendar with 14 straight victories, thirteen of which had come under Eddie Jones, their current coach.

That wasn’t all, as they also went on to grab a Grand Slam, and finish off Australia at their own backyard in a 3-0 whitewash. However, for Mike Brown and the England team, all that is in the past now.

England will be looking to commence their d3efence of the Six Nations from the 4th of February against France at the Twickenham.

The Harlequins full-back insists that for him and his team mates, there would be no soft pedaling as there no-nonsense Aussie Coach would allow no room for that.

“We are using the last year as a stepping stone to be number one in the world,” said Brown. We have moved on from last year and very much looking forward to starting again against France, that’s all we are focusing on,” he said. Read more »

IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK – VERENIKI GONEVA

In anticipation of Harlequins visit to Newcastle Falcons on Sunday, VerenikiGoneva had said that he was glad to be back into the groove with the squad.


This was after his start as a Newcastle Falcon was interrupted by an injury.

Goneka was the match winner for the Falcons last Friday where his team triumphed over Northampton Saints in a 22-16 win, with the former RPA Player of the season leading the league wide chart.

The Premiership winner who has had featured in 69 Premiership outings with 32 tries so far, spoke about how frustrating it had been during the period of his injury.

“It has been a little bit of a frustrating start from a personal point of view, playing the first few games but then missing out through a hamstring injury, but it’s good to be back now and looking forward to Harlequins on Sunday,”

“I played about 10 minutes against Exeter two weeks ago, it was good to get back onto the field and then last Friday down at Northampton was a nice win to be part of.”

He went on to talk about the Northampton game and how he and the rest of the team were overjoyed by their win especially when considering the caliber of team they had played against. Read more »

Harlequins To Gain Mark Reddish In The Squad

Mark Reddish is being picked up for the new season by the Harlequins team. Mark who comes from Highlanders helped the latter be victorious in the Super Rugby finals that were held last year.


Harlequins have signed him on as a second row forward player. The change would happen before the new season begins. Reddish had made his debut in the Hurricanes team as part of the Super Rugby tournament. In that game he had played against the Highlanders in the year 2011. His playing skills definitely made an impression on the rival team who took him over in Dunedin in the year 2015. Read more »

Talented Scottish teen signs for Harlequins FC

Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Harlequins FC has pulled off one of the biggest transfer coups of recent seasons by signing talented young Scotsman Robbie Nairn to their academy, beating off stiff competition from several other Aviva Premiership rivals.

Considered to be one of the biggest talents to emerge from Scotland in the last decade, Nairn has shocked the entire rugby community of Scotland by turning his back on his home country to move south and ply his trade in the Aviva Premiership. The 18 year old winger will link up with his new teammates in London as soon as his session at the Watson’s College ends.

Nairn also excelled in other sports and is a former Scottish schools shot putt champion and was recently turning out for Currie on a few occasions and he even won the BT Premiership try of the month award back in January.

The youngster is extremely excited about his move to Harlequins FC and spoke of his delight at being scouted by one of the biggest clubs in European rugby. A former Scotland Under 16 and Under 18 international, Nairn said that the task ahead of him is daunting and it is a challenge, especially living up to standards that the senior team has already placed before them but he wishes to develop his game all round in order to be seen as a worthy player capable of stepping up in their place when the time comes.

The academy manager at Harlequins FC Tony Diprose also hailed the signing of the youngster, saying that the player has immense potential and a desire to succeed and he is hopeful that the club will be able to develop him into a truly great layer of his time, which will benefit both the player and the club.

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