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Quins v Tigers
Harlequins v Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers (H)
18/04/2014, KO 19:45
Fri 18th Apr 14
AVIVA Premiership Rugby
Quins 20-6 Tigers
W L W W W
W W W L W
Premiership Rugby's head of academies and development, Mike Hynard, is expecting a festival of raw talent and professionalism - with supporters invited to attend free of charge.
"It is going to be a great occasion for the players to showcase their skills and for the coaches to showcase the hard work they have put in," said Hynard.
"The Academy Under-18 games have provided the perfect opportunities for Academy managers and directors of rugby to make decisions on the future of many of these talented players.
"The standard this year, upon last year, is vastly improved. The teams are better organised and the boys are better prepared, physically, technically and tactically.
"Many of the players on show on Monday will be the future stars of the Premiership, and the depth of talent will also, no doubt, strengthen the senior England team in the future. These games are a great opportunity for the talent of tomorrow to demonstrate their potential and stake a claim for a full time senior professional contract."
There will be no champion crowned on Monday, as the tournament focuses on development rather than competition, and Hynard believes that is important for producing future stars.
"The focus of the academy programme is to find players of the future," he said. "We don't want to become too competition-focussed - as in win at all costs. The whole ethos is to get the best 16, 17 and 18-year-olds playing in quality academy games having been prepared by top-quality professional coaches."
Harlequins U18's Team v Leicester U18's - 3pm kick off
Forwards - Wilkey, Gasson , Adeniran-Olule, Forshaw, Mount,Lasis, Ibuanokpe, South, Treadwell, Novell, White, Heidrich,Cheeseman.
Backs - Saunders, Jackson, Jones, Hogg, Bellamin, Wood, Simmons, Taylor, Marchant (Capt), Aspland - Robinson.
Results so far this season:
Tuesday 29th October - Away V Bristol - WON 43-29
Saturday 14th December - Away V Bath - WON 29-12
Friday 20th December - Away V London Irish - WON 20-13
Saturday 11th January - Home V Exeter - LOST 15-43
Saturday 18th January - Home V Wasps - WON 38-5
Sunday 9th February - Home v Saracens - LOST 15-45