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Player Survey: Harlequins vs Wasps
Apologies, had so blanked out the memory of this game I forgot i was supposed to produce a survey for the players!
Northampton vs Harlequins AWC
Harlequins fall at the last hurdle: It all seemed pretty straightforward really, pop up the M1 and return to south west London with a single point and look forward to a place in the knockout stage in the AWC, anything more and that place would result in a home draw. Northampton Saints on the other hand could qualify top of their group, especially with a bonus point win which clearly gave them plenty of motivation. A few changes to the Quins line up with a return of James Horwill in the second row, Alofa Alofa replacing Gabriel Ibitoye on duty for the England U20 side and Josh McNulty replacing the injured Phil Swainston in the front row. Encouraging to see a more or less settled Quins side but a bit worrying when looking at Saints line up, there was no doubt that they were looking for a win at the very least.
Harlequins v Scarlets AWC
So here we go again, the good old Anglo Welsh Cup, at least we have more interest in it this year battling it out with Exeter Chiefs at the top of pool 2 and everything to play for. Our visitors today from The Principality are Scarlets who have lost their opening two games of the competition so it would be somewhat of a surprise if Quins were to lose this one, but if they play an expansive game like their senior side, I would anticipate a good open and running match.
Player Survey Results: La Rochelle vs Harlequins (Eu)
A game with a scratch team that we might actually have won.
Player Survey: La Rochelle vs Harlequins
A gallant attempt by the team. At one time it looked like we might actually snatch victory. In the end it was too much to ask of a scratch team. So, how did the players do?
Harlequins vs Wasps: Out but not Down
This the third meeting of these two teams this season, the first at The Stoop, but strangely feels like more. This is a match that Wasps have to win if they are to have any chance of reaching the Champions Cup quarter knock out stages so they were sure to turn up with all guns blazing. Quins on the other hand following four losses in the competition were certainly everybody's underdog but they have a good home record against the visitors in recent seasons. A number of changes for Quins with James Lang in for Marcus Smith who is on the bench, and Lewis Boyce, Archie White and Renaldo Bothma replacing Marler, Robshaw and Luamanu respectively. Not the best kick off time, but certainly better than 1945 hours, dry conditions with little wind and a surprisingly big crowd to watch James Lang get the game underway.
Player Survey Results: Harlequins vs Wasps (Eu)
A pulstating game that was typical Harlequins. With the right result in the end.
Player Survey Results - Sale vs Harlequins
That was more "a near run thing" than the Battle of Waterloo. Heart breaking to lose it at the death like that, but that's sport in all it's cruel glory!
Player Survey: Wasps vs Harlequins
Well, that was a turn up for the books, eh? Shame we can't give Marcus Smith a rating!
Sale vs Harlequins: So near yet...
After running riot over Northampton at BG10, the question was what sort of follow up would we see? All week there were quotes from the camp talking about consistency and taking it to the next level. All week, I remembered just how terrible we played after beating Saracens! I had the feeling/hope we may have turned a corner.