Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Harlequins FC saw their dreams of securing a historic domestic and European treble dashed after they suffered a 12-18 defeat at the hands of Irish club Munster in the quarter finals of the Heineken Cup. The Quins were completely outplayed by the Irish side in front of their home support at the Twickenham Stoop, the home of English rugby and the reigning Aviva Premiership champions were completely outplayed in the second half, failing to garner any sort of foothold in the game, especially in tackling.
This is the fifth defeat that the London suffered in the last seven matches, denting their hopes of a treble and this run of poor results also saw them drop from top of the table in the Aviva Premiership to fourth in the table, and now, Harlequins FC are having to look beyond their shoulders for Bath Rugby who have mounted a late challenge for that fourth and final spot that will see the side qualify for the playoff semi finals of the Aviva Premiership.
And according to Nick Easter, the number eight of the side, the club and the players need to buck up and bounce back from the rot they are going through. He stated that the team has to regroup and get their mindsets right. He further mentioned that the team has three huge games in the Aviva Premiership to look forward to and these three matches will define the season for Harlequins FC.
Easter stated that the team wouldn’t want their season to get unraveled and having already won the Anglo Welsh Cup recently, they are still in line to secure a domestic double that will more or less count as a successful season for the side, a season that had looked extremely promising till now.