18 Jun 13
Due to the high demand we've been experiencing in Membership queries and renewals, we are opening our phone lines this Saturday for our supporters to purchase Memberships.
The squad will be reduced to 52 after the Cokethorpe session which is part of a series of training camps and practice matches before the much-anticipated international fixtures in April.
England U16 will take part in the annual Four Nations Tournament - to be hosted by the Welsh Schools Rugby Union this year from April 8 to 16 - in which they face Wales, France and Italy.
The England U16 A team will play three matches in the Millfield International Festival in Somerset (April 6 to 12). The other teams taking part are Scotland, France A, Wales A, USA, Canada, Portugal and Belgium.
Three Harlequins Schools of Rugby boys have been selected:
Ben Axten-Burrett, Centre - John Fisher School
Alex Stout, No. 8 - RGS Guildford
Kyle Sinckler, Prop - Graveney School
Many congratulations to all three players on a fantastic achievement, and the very best of luck for the rest of the international programme.
A League Draw:
After successfully seeing off the challenge of Bristol United, Quins A made it through to the semi-finals. The draw has been made, and Quins have drawn Northampton A, at home. The match will be played on Monday 2nd March, at 7.30pm. Keep an eye on the website for details of where the game will be played, and make a note of the date in your diaries. The boys will need all the support they can get as they aim to reach the final, so put the date in your diary and come down and cheer the Quins A on!
Loan Club Round up:
Mickey Pointing and Tom Sargeant were both in action off the bench for Worthing, and helped to secure a much needed 3-17 victory away to Henley. The traveling team dominated possession and territory, only allowing the home side to score one penalty goal throughout the match.
Sam Smith scored his fourth try of the season to help Blackheath to a 28-3 win at home to Tynedale. The visitors scored their solitary points within the first minute, after which Blackheath dominated, never allowing the visitors to settle. They demonstrated control and confidence throughout the match, with Smith's try coming after 21 minutes, when the winger crashed through a tackle to secure his fourth score of the season.
Seb Jewell, George Lowe and Seb Stegmann all started for Esher in their game against Newbury Blues, with both Jewell and Stegmann getting their names on the score sheet. Caught in a tight relegation battle, Esher desperately needed to take the points from this home match, and set about doing so, running in six tries to secure a very helpful bonus point, and winning the game 49-18. A 20-3 lead at half time was quickly cut to by Newbury just after half time, as they scored a try and a penalty in quick succession. Jewell managed to keep the home sides score ticking over in between with a superbly struck drop goal. The home team had secured the bonus point in the 58th minute, but Stegmann then scored the try of the match. Quick hands in the back line created space for the talented young winger, who sprinted 70m from his own 22 down the touchline, before nimbly cutting inside two covering Newbury defenders to go over the line. Esher are now seven points clear of nearest rivals Sedgely park, as they fight to retain their National One league position.