Wasps left to rue missed opportunities as Harlequins win Big Game 11

There was never any doubt that Harlequins would be up for this. The ‘Big Game’ has become their showpiece event – even last season, in their worst campaign since relegation in 2005, the South-West Londoners found the quality to batter Northampton Saints 50-21. There was also little doubt that Harlequins would win this game against…

Cokanasiga inspires Bath to first victory of season over lacklustre Quins

Two late Harlequins tries weren’t enough to prevent Bath from leaving South-west London with all five points, as Todd Blackadder’s side won 32-37. In truth, it was a disappointing performance from Paul Gustard’s team, whose opening day victory over Sale promised so much for the season ahead. Though Jamie Roberts – playing against his former…

Biggar kicks Northampton to first victory over encouraging Quins

Northampton held strong despite a late Harlequins surge to win 25-18 at Franklin’s Gardens. For two sides who miserably underperformed last season, it was an important encounter for a Northampton team who were reeling from a disappointing defeat in Gloucester last week. In the midst of an injury crisis which has seen England stars Mike…

Premiership Preview: Harlequins

After their worst season since relegation in 2005, Paul Gustard is now at the helm for a Harlequins side stacked with quality and experience. But can they recover from their 10th placed finish last season? Josh Bartholomew outlines their chances. Last Season: In an abysmal campaign which saw John Kingston leave his post as Director of Rugby after…