17 May 13
Harlequins has confirmed an exciting group of pre-season fixtures as it prepares for the start of the 2013-14 season.
James Johnstoncame off the field against Gloucester as man of the match, the 22 stone prop has established himself as an anchor in the Harlequins scrum over the month of January.
Nick Easter in recent months has become one of the in-form back rowers and was unlucky not to be selected in Stuart Lancaster's England squad. The Number 8 has been solid from the back of scrums and his work rate off the ball has been exceptional.
Matt Hopper scored the opening try in the victory against Gloucester. The young centre has been fierce in both defence and attack and was rewarded this month for his efforts by being called into the England Saxons side.
Sam Smith returned to the starting line-up against Connacht and graced his come back with a great try. The winger showed great individual skill to cross over in the tightest of spaces.
Charlie Matthews has become a key lineout operator this month during appearances against Connacht in the Heineken Cup and Leicester Tigers in the LV= Cup. With the absence of George Robson with the England Saxons, Matthew has become a young player to look out for.
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