21 May 13
The J.P. Morgan Premiership Rugby 7s Cup took place at Old Reigations RFC on Saturday 18th May and was a day full of fast-running, thrilling rugby.
"We have all kept a close eye on the competition and know that last year's winners, Saracens, are looking very determined in their quest to keep hold of their title. Their players are quick, have dangerous runners and a strong defence. The two Northern teams, Newcastle and Sale, are also looking very sharp.
"Our pre-season training has been going very well and we are all feeling confident in our fitness, which is such an important part of sevens, enabling us not only to keep running in the tries but also to defend when on the back foot and under pressure.
"We have a great bunch of guys playing in the side. Most of us have known each other and played together since we were teenagers, and coming through the academy together really helps make us a stronger side. We understand each other's strengths and can anticipate a move before it happens."
With Ugo Monye still very much in Martin Johnson's squad for the Rugby World Cup, this Friday's final at the Stoop is a real opportunity for Sam (and all his other Quins team mates) to show Conor O'Shea that he is ready to fill the British Lion's boots.
If you haven't been to watch sevens before, or even if you have, get yourself to the Stoop on Friday night. It is a really fun event with live music off the pitch and fast, exciting rugby on it. Whether you fancy brushing up on your rugby knowledge or meeting friends for a pint after work, the JP Morgan Asset Management final at the Stoop is a great place to be.
"All of us players are looking forward to Friday. Sevens is so much fun, not only for the fans but also the players, and with the home crowd on our side we will have an extra man in our team."
There are plenty of tickets available for the event and can be purchased by either contacting the Harlequins Ticket Office on 0871 527 1315, in Person at the Stoop, online (www.quinsru.talent-sport.co.uk) or via Ticketmaster
All of the seating for Friday is Unreserved with tickets costing £10 for Adults and £5 for Under 21s.