With victory over Tonga on Friday night securing England's place in the World Cup quarterfinals against Australia at 2.00pm this Saturday (6th October), Harlequins have opted to move the kick-off time of their Guinness Premiership fixture against Bristol to <strong>4.00pm</strong>; this match at the Twickenham Stoop was originally planned to start at 3.00pm.
Quins decision to move the kick-off time back an hour allows the supporters of both Clubs to enjoy two matches at the Stoop on Saturday, as England versus Australia will be shown on all the big screens in all the bars at the stadium prior to the battle for Premiership points. The ticket office and gates at the Stoop will open to the public at 1.00pm.
Tickets for the game on Saturday are still available and be purchased either by calling the ticket office on 020 8410 6000, online or at the ground on the day.
"The optimists thought England might qualify for the quarterfinal scheduled for Sunday, though the pessimists believed they may not even reach the knockout stages; as expected they have got through to face Australia on Saturday afternoon," said Mark Evans, Harlequins Chief Executive.
"It would have been a daft decision on our behalf to stick with the original kick-off time of 3.00pm for our game against Bristol and deny supporters of both Clubs, and their country, the opportunity to see all the great rugby action this Saturday. It promises to be a great day at the Stoop and I would urge all fans planning on coming to watch the England game to get to the ground early."
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.