17 May 13
Harlequins has confirmed an exciting group of pre-season fixtures as it prepares for the start of the 2013-14 season.
Quins kicked off their campaign against hosts Bath. There was not much between the two sides at half time with a try apiece, Quins' coming from Miles Mantella. But by the second half Quins took control and even the home crowd could not stop the London side running in a trio of tries from Ollie Lindsay-Hague, Ross Chisholm and Sam Smith. Two conversions on top of the four tries saw the final score, 24-5
Quins V Exeter Chiefs
Now fully into their stride, Quins wasted no time putting the pressure on their West Country rivals, Exeter. Even with the Chiefs war cry echoing around the stadium, Quins ran in an impressive 7 tries to grab a second bonus point win and leave their opponents without a point on the scoreboard. Tries came from Benjamin Urdapiletta, Smith, Charlie Walker, Joe Trayfoot and a hatrick from Ross Chisholm. Final score: 43-0.
Quins V London Irish
Quins may have claimed a spot in the final in August but they showed no signs of taking their foot off the gas as they finished off the evening's fine display with another flurry of tries. Although it was London Irish who ran in the first, four tries from Quins saw them finish with a 26-12 win and three impressive victories. Tries came from Walker (2), Smith and Mantella.
Man of the night: Ross Chisholm
Bath will join Quins at the Stoop after securing second place over Exeter Cheifs.
Tickets for the final of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s Series (held at the Twickenham Stoop on Friday 5th August) are available through contacting the Harlequins ticket office on 0871 527 1315 or Ticketmaster .
Make sure you are there to cheer on Quins!