Round Six of the Powergen Cup - Quins vs Leeds (Away)
11 November 2003 12:37pm
NEC Harlequins travel to Leeds Tykes on Friday night hoping for a repeat of their 30-16 Premiership victory at Headingley two weeks ago.
Quins are riding high in second place after hammering Northampton 43-21but fly-half Paul Burke says the Tykes will not want to be bitten twice.
"Going to Leeds any time is a difficult task and the fact that we beat them will focus their minds and make them even more determined to get a result," said the 30-year-old.
Burke has experienced the joy and agony of reaching a Twickenham final in 2000 when he kicked 22 points only to see Newcastle's Dave Walder snatch a last-gasp victory from a line-out Quins claimed should have been theirs.
"Newcastle still had to score a try but it gave them the opportunity. If it had been our throw, as it should have been, we would have taken it and kicked the ball on to the A316," said Burke.
"That defeat is something we will all remember for the rest of our careers. It would be very nice to have another opportunity to get to the final."
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