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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 »

England Rugby Team for Sunday’s Match Announced

The England national Rugby Union team to face off against the Irish team at Six Nations Rugby competition was announced on Friday, 27th February. It can be said that there were no surprises at all in the team selection. Only two changes were made.

One of the two changes had to be made. The 29 years old Mike Brown who plays in the fullback position for Harlequins is removed from the squad to play against Ireland on account of injury and 26 years old Alex Goode who plays for Saracens will join the team to take his place. The 21 years old Jack Nowell will play in the wing position for the England Rugby team as the 24 years old Jonny May is not in the squad.

The aforementioned changes were not surprising for the team and some are considering that the England rugby team is in a good position and that they are likely to win. It is being considered that the England Rugby team along with being in a solid position are also absolutely ready to take on the Irish team. Read more »

Robshaw hails England performance

England and Harlequins FC player Chris Robshaw has reacted to the national team’s defeat to Rugby World Cup holders New Zealand in a spirited display by stating that the team has no other option but win the Six Nations to show the fans that there have been genuine progress made by the side.

The All Blacks went on to avenge their humiliating defeat at the hands of England at the fabled Twickenham Stoop in last summer’s autumn international as they defeated the Englishmen in one of the most captivating matches of the QBE Internationals. However, the All Blacks were brought down to a pretty ordinary level by the England players and the England skipper is confident it is a sign of good things to come in the future.

For a New Zealand team that motivates itself by claiming to be the most dominant team in the history of professional rugby in the world needed some divine intervention and a moment of genius from two of their stars to preserve their perfect record this season.

And although it was the team’s second defeat in eleven internationals, the Harlequins FC man still thinks even that record is unacceptable, and it doesn’t matter whether the loss comes at the hands of the world champions.

The England skipper stated the team definitely is very close to where they want to be but there is still some distance to go before they reach that stage. He went on to add that had they beaten New Zealand, they would have been pretty happy but they are in a position where they will come close to winning every match and it is a matter of concentration and focus that will see them through to victory in the end and the Harlequins FC player knows that the end is in sight.

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