19 Jun 13
Join Harlequins for their second home friendly against Glasgow Warriors on Saturday 24th August (Kick-off 2.30pm) and experience the newly launched President's Lounge.
One of the more experienced players at the club, yet still only 26, flanker David overcame a frustrating 2010-11 campaign. He sustained a serious injury in October, and recovered in time to play in April. His aggression and ground covering were sadly missed, but the signs in pre-season games against Edinburgh and Glasgow were excellent. Formerly with Saracens, and an England Saxon, David played Sevens in the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
James burst onto the Premiership scene after starring for England Under-18 in the Junior World Cup in Japan in 2009. After playing most of his formative rugby in the second row, he has adapted to the flanker's role, where he featured for England Saxons in 2011.
Sandbach born and bred, James is one of many Sharks young players who have learned their trade in the North West. His natural speed often propels him towards the try line and he is an accomplished operator at the lineout.
Tom experienced the highs and lows of a professional rugby player in his first full season last term. Right winger Tom scored a try on his Premiership debut against Newcastle Falcons, and had dotted the ball down five more times until Bonfire Night when, in the process of scoring his seventh, he damaged his shoulder. Tom returned to action in February, but damaged the other shoulder. He reckons the operations have made him stronger, and he lived up to his nickname 'The Flixton Flyer' during the JP Morgan Sevens and the Sharks' pre-season matches.
Although Sale Sharks experienced a difficult season during 2010-11, it was success all the way for young tight head prop Henry Thomas, who started as captain of the club's second team and ended in England's front row for the IRB Junior World Cup Final.
Educated at Millfield School, Henry turned away from his home city, Bath, and headed North West to find success. When he arrived at Carrington, he was immediately made skipper of Sale Jets, which included internationals Wame Lewaravu and Chris Jones.
The Jets stormed to the top of the Aviva 'A' League Northern Division, but by the end of the season, due mainly to injuries, Henry was promoted to the Sharks number three shirt rather sooner than he may have expected.
His foraging runs in the loose set up several tries, and he has quickly gained the respect of the front row union. Henry was a landslide winner of the Sharks 'Young Player of the Year' during his first campaign.
If you haven't already booked your ticket for Saturday make sure you take advantage of Quins' Double Promotion. Quins are offering all fans the opportunity to purchase the next 2 home games at the fantastic price of £40 for adults and £10 for kids.
Harlequins v Sale Sharks
Saturday 1st October KO 3.00PM
Harlequins v London Irish
Saturday 15th October KO 3.00PM
On top of that, Quins are offering:
• 15% discount voucher for the Harlequins Shop
• Signed Chris Robshaw & Conor O'Shea photograph
• £1 off selected hot food products
To take advantage of this deal, call the ticket office, on 0871 527 1315 and quote 'DOUBLES'.