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Back to the future, again, I suppose

Sunday 10th December 2017: European Champions Cup 2017/2018: Pool 1 (La Rochelle; Harlequins; Wasps; Ulster) Round 3 match – Harlequins v Ulster at the Stoop, kick-off 1.00pm: Result: Harlequins 5 Ulster 17: Pool positions after Round 3 – Ulster 2nd on 8 points, Harlequins fourth (bottom) on 1 [...]

December 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

I guess you wouldn’t start from here …

We fans of the game are in no doubt that there’s scarcely anything so compelling as a full-on rugby match between two top sides. Although that statement is intended neither a contribution to an ongoing Rust debate as to which sport is most exciting, nor indeed one on the topic of which [...]

December 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Another night of magic at the Stoop

Sunday 3rd November: Aviva Premiership Round 10: Harlequins v Saracens @ the Stoop, kick-off 3.00pm: Result – Harlequins 20: Saracens 19: Latest league positions: Saracens 3rd on 31 points, Harlequins 7th on 24 points. I watched this programme on BT Sport in the comfort of my home sitting room. [...]

December 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

The perfect way to cope with an away defeat

Sunday 25th November 2017: Aviva Premiership Round 9: Bath Rugby v Harlequins at the Recreation Ground, Bath: Result – Bath Rugby 38 Harlequins 14 (Bath 5 points including four-try bonus point, Harlequins 0): League positions – Bath Rugby 3rd on 29 points, Harlequins 8th on 20 points. As I was [...]

November 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

At least I was there

Sunday 19th November 2017: Premiership Rugby, Round 8: Exeter Chiefs v Harlequins at Sandy Park: Result – Exeter Chiefs 31 Harlequins 17 (Exeter four-try bonus point win): Premiership table after Round 8 – Exeter Chiefs 1st on 31 points, Harlequins 7th on 20 points. My weekend just past [...]

November 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Quins win but I didn’t see any of it

Sunday 12th November 2017: Anglo-Welsh Cup, Round 2: Pool 2: Harlequins v Worcester Warriors at the Stoop, kick off 3.00pm: Result: Harlequins 45 Worcester Warriors 37. League standings – Pool 2 Harlequins now second on 10 points, Pool 3 Worcester Warriors now second on 2 points. Let me tell [...]

November 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

A damp squib at Twickenham

And so rugby union’s Northern Hemisphere annual autumn international season has begun with the ‘old’ Five Nations teams all in a state of transition ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup rapidly coming into view over the horizon. Here’s my snapshot. Wales are currently trying to blood new [...]

November 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Against all odds – but that’s sport I suppose

Sunday 5th November: Anglo-Welsh Cup 2017/2018: Pool 2 (Exeter Chiefs, Harlequins, Sale Sharks, Dragons); Round 1: Saracens v Harlequins at Allianz Park, kick-off 3.00pm: Result – Saracens 29, Harlequins 30. Harlequins now second in Pool 2, behind Exeter Chiefs, on 5 points (4 for a win and 1 [...]

November 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sounds like I was well out of it

English Rugby Premiership, Round 7. Harlequins v Worcester Warriors @ the Stoop, Saturday 28th October, kick off 3.00pm. Result: Harlequins 41 Worcester Warriors 35. League points: Harlequins 5 (win plus 1 four-try bonus point), Worcester Warriors 2 (losing bonus point plus four-try bonus point). [...]

October 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

It looks like Brexit for Quins

Sunday 22nd October 2017: European Rugby Champions Cup 2017/2018: Pool 1 (Ulster, La Rochelle, Wasps, Harlequins): Round 2 match – Wasps v Harlequins at the Ricoh Stadium, kick off 5.30pm: Result – Wasps 41 Harlequins 10. During the week I met up with some long-suffering Quins pals and others [...]

October 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

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