NEC Harlequins will be the first to challenge the new Zurich Premiership Champions, London Wasps, when next seasons campaign begins on <strong>Saturday 13th September 2003</strong>, with the game being played at the Stoop.
Although Wasps defeated Gloucester by 39-3 at Twickenham last Saturday (31st May 2003) to secure their status as Champions, Quins can take satisfaction from the fact that they were the only team to record two wins over Wasps in the league this season.
Scores from Nick Greenstock and Paul Burke helped Quins to record a 27-14 victory over their arch-rivals at the Stoop back on 17th November last year, while two tries from Ugo Monye and one from Matt Powell resulted in Quins coming away with the four points and a 25-21 victory from their visit to Adams Park (10th May 2003). Quins, along with Sale Sharks, were the only teams to win at Wasps in the Premiership this season.
Following the game against Wasps, Quins will then be the first side to play at newly promoted Rotherham in round two, before facing their arch-rivals London Irish (home) and Saracens (away) in rounds three and four respectively.
The full fixture list is as follows:
Sat 13th Sept 2003, NEC Harlequins Vs London Wasps, Zurich Premiership
Sun 21st Sept 2003, Rotherham Vs NEC Harlequins, Zurich Premiership Sat 27th Sept 2003, NEC Harlequins Vs London Irish, Zurich Premiership
Sun 5th Oct 2003, Saracens Vs NEC Harlequins, Zurich Premiership Sat 11th Oct 2003, NEC Harlequins Vs Newcastle Falcons, Zurich Premiership
Tue 14th Oct 2003, Leicester Tigers Vs NEC Harlequins, Zurich Premiership Sat 18th Oct 2003, NEC Harlequins Vs Gloucester, Zurich Premiership
Sat 25th Oct 2003, NEC Harlequins Vs Sale Sharks, Zurich Premiership Fri 31st Oct 2003, Leeds Tykes Vs NEC Harlequins, Zurich Premiership
Sat 8th Nov 2003, NEC Harlequins Vs Northampton Saints, Zurich Premiership
Sat 15th / Sun 16th Nov 2003, Powergen Cup
Sat 22nd Nov 2003, Bath Vs NEC Harlequins, Zurich Premiership
Sat 29th Nov 2003, NEC Harlequins Vs Leeds Tykes, Zurich Premiership
Sat 6th / Sun 7th Dec 2003, Europe
Sat 13th / Sun 14th Dec 2003, Europe
Fri 19th Dec 2003, Sale Sharks Vs NEC Harlequins, Zurich Premiership
Sat 27th Dec 2003, Gloucester Vs NEC Harlequins, Zurich Premiership Wed 31st Dec 2003, NEC Harlequins Vs Leicester Tigers, Zurich Premiership
Sun 4th Jan 2004, Newcastle Falcons Vs NEC Harlequins, Zurich Premiership
Sat 10th / Sun 11th Jan 2004, Europe
Sat 17th / Sun 18th Jan 2004, Europe
Sat 24th / Sun 25th Jan 2004, Europe
Sat 31st Jan / Sun 1st Feb 2004, Europe
Sat 28th / Sun 29th Feb 2004, Powergen Cup Quarterfinals
Sat 13th / Sun 14th Mar 2004, Powergen Cup Semi-Finals
Sat 7th Feb 2004, NEC Harlequins Vs Saracens, Zurich Premiership
Sun 4th Apr 2004, London Irish Vs NEC Harlequins, Zurich Premiership
Sat 10th / Sun 11th Apr 2004, Europe
Sat 17th Apr 2004, NEC Harlequins Vs Rotherham,Zurich Premiership / Powergen Cup Final
Sat 24th Apr 2004, London Wasps Vs NEC Harlequins, Zurich Premiership Sat 1st May 2004, NEC Harlequins Vs Bath, Zurich Premiership
Sun 9th May 2004, Northampton Saints Vs NEC Harlequins, Zurich Premiership
Sat 15th May 2004, Zurich Premiership Semi-Final
Sat 22nd / Sun 23rd May 2004, European Cup Finals
Sat 29th May 2004, Zurich Premiership / Zurich Wild Card Final
*NB - Please note that the above fixture list is subject to change upon publication of the football league fixture list and all games are subject to change upon publication of television coverage.
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