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Category: Harlequins

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Lions complain over Neil Francis’s offensive comment about Marcus Smith

Former Ireland forward said fly-half has ‘Oompah Loompa tan’Irish Independent sack columnist following outrage over slurThe Lions and Harlequins have both responded angrily to a comment about the colour of Marcus Smith’s skin made by a former Ireland i…

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Joe Marchant tips Harlequins teammate Marcus Smith to shine for England

Fly-half Smith hoping to be in Eddie Jones’s squad against USA‘Exceptional’ Smith can ‘get bums off seats’, says MarchantNot so long ago there was a regular reminder from Eddie Jones and his players that England wanted to put smiles on people’s faces a…

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Harlequins roar back showing how to grab attention and inspire new generation | Robert Kitson

First against Bristol, then against Exeter to win the Premiership final, Marcus Smith and co are blazing a trail for positive rugbyIt is hard to change people’s attitudes towards a sport they think is not for them. Rugby union has always been a Marmite…

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Comeback kings Harlequins crowned as most extraordinary champions yet | Michael Aylwin

This season’s Premiership winners battled back from the brink time and time again before vanquishing Exeter in a hectic finalIt goes without saying this was an epic. Another. And in this era of the comeback, who should be crowned as the English champio…

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Harlequins end wait for Premiership title with thrilling final win over Exeter

Exeter Chiefs 38-40 HarlequinsLynagh’s late double settles Twickenham thrillerIt would be hard to imagine a more packed weekend of sport but the twists and turns of rugby union’s Premiership have latterly been unrivalled. To expect a finale as good as …

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Exeter v Harlequins: Premiership final – live!

Live coverage of the big game at TwickenhamRobert Kitson: Simmonds pumped up for finalAny comments? You can email or tweet Lee 5.40pm BST 5 mins. It’s front ball in the lineout from Quins and the maul is set up very quickly to drive up from five metre…

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Exeter’s try machine Sam Simmonds pumped up for final against Quins | Robert Kitson

The No 8 is determined to help Exeter to retain their Premiership title before he joins the Lions in South AfricaSometimes it is easy to forget the giant steps Exeter and Sam Simmonds have taken in a relatively short time. As recently as April 2016 the…

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Premiership final is England audition for Smith and Simmonds, says Jones

Jones will watch Harlequins v Exeter showdown at TwickenhamStrong showing will put fly-halves ‘in contention’, says coachMarcus Smith and Joe Simmonds have been challenged to stake their claims for the England No 10 jersey when they square off in the P…

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Harlequins reject notion their name is on trophy after semi-final miracle | Gerard Meagher

Quins have recaptured their sense of adventure and pulled off an amazing comeback to beat Bristol, but don’t mention fateIf there is a sense that Harlequins’ name is on the Premiership trophy this season it is a theory to which Jerry Flannery does not …

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Harlequins into Premiership final after stunning extra-time win over Bristol

Semi-final: Bristol 36-43 HarlequinsQuins battle back from 28-0 down in remarkable gameWhat a time to be a rugby fan in England. At times this match beggared belief. English rugby may have chosen for its climax to go head to head with a major internati…

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Josh Bayliss with final flourish as Bath beat Northampton to seal Europe spot

Wasps and Leicester also qualify for EuropeBristol top Premiership after Covid cancellationAs so often these days, in rugby, sport and society, a pesky virus played an unsatisfactorily influential role, but the Premiership’s final day finished with the…

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Sale make light of Manu Tuilagi’s late withdrawal in rout of Harlequins

Sale 45-12 HarlequinsEngland centre misses match as Covid precautionSale blitzed past Harlequins with a seven-try victory and the kind of relentless power performance that made you wonder just how many they might have scored had Manu Tuilagi not been a…

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Amy Cokayne doubles up as Harlequins beat Saracens for first Premier 15s title

Saracens 17 – 24 Harlequins Lagi Tuima notches five penalties to dethrone holdersHarlequins clinched their first Premier 15s title to erase memories of two defeats against a Saracens side that had beaten them in the last two finals. It was Harlequins’ …

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Amy Cokayne doubles up as Harlequins beat Saracens for first Premier 15s title

Saracens 17 – 24 Harlequins Lagi Tuima notches five penalties to dethrone holdersHarlequins clinched their first Premier 15s title to erase memories of two defeats against a Saracens side that had beaten them in the last two finals. It was Harlequins’ …

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Martin Landajo seals Harlequins win over Bath and semi-final place

Harlequins 44-33 BathQuins bonus-point takes them out of reach of chasing packWe have our semi-finalists – but we so nearly didn’t. The record will state that Quins took the bonus-point win that takes them beyond the reach of the chasing pack, but they…

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Martin Landajo seals Harlequins win over Bath and semi-final place

Harlequins 44-33 BathQuins bonus-point takes them out of reach of chasing packWe have our semi-finalists – but we so nearly didn’t. The record will state that Quins took the bonus-point win that takes them beyond the reach of the chasing pack, but they…

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Martin Landajo seals Harlequins win over Bath and semi-final place

Harlequins 44-33 BathQuins bonus-point takes them out of reach of chasing packWe have our semi-finalists – but we so nearly didn’t. The record will state that Quins took the bonus-point win that takes them beyond the reach of the chasing pack, but they…

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Martin Landajo seals Harlequins win over Bath and semi-final place

Harlequins 44-33 BathQuins bonus-point takes them out of reach of chasing packWe have our semi-finalists – but we so nearly didn’t. The record will state that Quins took the bonus-point win that takes them beyond the reach of the chasing pack, but they…

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‘No one can call it’: Saracens and Harlequins brace for Premier 15s final

Champions Sarries hope to showcase their skills live on TV but consecutive final defeats give Quins a point to proveThe climax of the Premier 15s season is like no other and after seven months, 92 games and 4,314 points it will come to a close when rei…

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‘No one can call it’: Saracens and Harlequins brace for Premier 15s final

Champions Sarries hope to showcase their skills live on TV but consecutive final defeats give Quins a point to proveThe climax of the Premier 15s season is like no other and after seven months, 92 games and 4,314 points it will come to a close when rei…