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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 »

Six New Players Joined Harlequins Academy

Harlequins are proud to make the announcement that six members of the U18s side of the victorious club will join the Academy. They will join the academy for the 2017/18 season and for full time.


Elite Player Development Group (EPDG) members and Premiership U18s Champions Max Coyle, Jake Hennessey, George Head, Cadan Murley, Marcus Smith and John Okafor all will join the Academy for the full time in the next season. The announcement in this regards was made at by the top authorities of Harlequins.

By making a comment on the announcement, the   Director of Harlequins Global Development, Tony Diprose said:

“It was a really a very tough process in selecting these six boys to join the academy for full time for the next season. We already had talented players within our U18s team. However, all six players who have been selected in the team stood out from the group. And thus, we decided to look forward to train and develop these players into the best rugby players they can be. 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 »

2016 Cowper Shield Goes To Harlequins

Harlequins Rugby Club has got something to celebrate.


The club has won the 2016 Cowper Shield for being the top club to receive the most championship points in both the junior and the senior grades. Harlequins have scored a thumping win over the other teams as far as club championship points are concerned.

The club was able to amass a total of 693.5 points and win the championship by beating the second best team, the Melbourne Unicorns, by a clear 77 points. The best part about the Harlequins victory is that they have toppled Melbourne Unicorns, who have been winning this award for the past 6 years consecutivel. The third placed team was the Power House Rugby Club and they surely need a pat on their back. Read more »

Harlequins Will Be Signing Up Ruaridh Jackson

With players being signed on for the upcoming season, Harlequins team is looking at signing up Ruaridh Jackson.


He currently plays the fly half role for Wasps team. He has made about eighteen appearances for Wasps so far and has been able to score 72 points. However, the points that he missed out in the last season were mainly due to a knee injury he sustained. For Harlequins, targeting players from the rival team Wasps are strategic decisions. As both teams are rivals, the right decorum or codes need to be maintained at the time of taking up a player from the opposing team.

Ruaridh Jackson is 28 years of age, being Scottish in origin. He has played for the Wasps for the last two seasons. Before that he had played for Glasgow Warriors for about six years. The Quins director had to provide reasons for getting this player over to their team. As per John Kingston, the director of rugby for Quins, the style of playing of Ruaridh Jackson is perfect for Harlequins. Hence, he will fit in well with minimal playing style adjustments required. Read more »