24 May 13
Harlequins launched its new Membership Scheme three weeks ago and already over 1,700 memberships have been taken out for next season, including over 200 by new supporters.
In the second half, it was Irish who scored first to draw the scores level. Harlequins conceded a penalty and the Irish quickly attacked up field. Quick interplay found the hands of Darren Allinson who scored under the posts. Again Homer was on form to tie at 14-14.
But it was Harlequins that had the last say to claim victory. Sam Smith hacked the ball toward the line, after an offload from Luke Wallace had been knocked down by Alex Gray, and scored Harlequins' third try. Botica was again on form and converted with ease to give Quins a 21-14 victory.
Next up it was the 2011 runners up, Saracens. Harlequins began the match defending in their own half and after four minutes of defending, Saracens found their way through to score with James Short crossing. The conversion was missed as Quins trailed 5-0.
Harlequins enjoyed the possession in the moments following, but struggled to get out of their half. When Ollie Lindsay-Hague made a break inside the Saracens 22, the winger looked set to score, but good defence from Saracens bundled him into touch just before the half time hooter.
Saracens scored another try through George Kruis. The second row forward got past Will Skinner to score under the posts. With the conversion added, Saracens lead 12-0.
In the slippy conditions, Harlequins struggled to keep hold of possession and when Saracens turned over inside the Harlequins 22, scrum-half Ben Spencer chipped the Harlequins defence to score. With the conversion Quins trailed 19-0.
Saracens then added a fourth try through Nils Mordt, completing well worked inter play between all on the field. That was not to be the final act as James Stephenson scored their fifth. A touchline conversion from Mordt ended the game and Saracens won 33-0.
In Harlequins' final game, they faced London Wasps. But as Saracens and London Irish had previously qualified for the final, the result would ultimately make no difference to either side's fate as Wasps finished bottom of the pool with one point.
Harlequins enjoyed the early possession and Chisholm was denied the opening score after he knocked on his own grubber kick just before the line.
After Wasps had worked their way up field from a turnover, a magnificent effort at the break down from Wallace helped Quins regain possession. Will Skinner broke up field and scored in front of the posts. Botica added the extras as Quins took a 7-0 lead.
Harlequins' second try came again from a turnover and for a second time it was Wallace who got the assist. After breaking the defence the back row offloaded to Lindsay-Hague who ran from half way to score under the posts. Botica was again on form and converted on half time.
Having played a part in the previous two tries, Wallace crossed for a score himself on the left handside, capitalising on some well worked play from the quartered men. Botica converted.
A bonus point was secured when Miles Mantella crossed over two times in as many minutes. The winger found gaps and used his pace to score. Botica and Henry Taylor made no mistake with the two conversions and when the hooter sounded Quins had won 35-0 to finish Pool one in third place.