What might have happened if both clubs had been able to field anything like their best teams is anyone’s guess.

International commitments and injuries meant that Bath were denied at least half their First XV; Harlequins, according to their director of rugby, John Kingston, were “30 light in availability” out of a squad of 56.

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. Continue reading “Harlequins Declared The Squad Name For Pre-Season”


Tuesday saw the British and Irish Lions come off victorious over the Chiefs in a game that ended in a 34-6 win for the Lions.

The Lions thus ended their mid-week slump in style with Jack Nowell scoring a sensational try double for the team. This victory comes four days before the first All Blacks test.

The match which was held in Hamilton, the home town of Lions coach Warren Gatland saw the Lions score four tries, thus preventing the Chiefs from crossing the line.

With this win, the Gatland led squad is sure brimming with morale ahead of their opening test game on Saturday.

The Lions had earlier been defeated by the Auckland Blues and the Otago Highlanders, but this game gave them the opportunity to redeem themselves and end a sequence of mid-week defeats.

Nowell’s second try was a sensational one, where the tourists took the ball the whole length of the field, passing it through 10 pairs of hands before the Englishman swerved past two defenders to finish.

Lions began the game on a promising note, as they went on the attack after a Chiefs’ lineout ball was stolen by Courtney Lawes. Continue reading “NOWELL SCORES SENSATIONAL DOUBLE IN LIONS MAULING OF CHIEFS”

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. Continue reading “Six New Players Joined Harlequins Academy”


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. Continue reading “HEADING TO NUMBER ONE – MIKE BROWN”


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. Continue reading “IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK – VERENIKI GONEVA”