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Quins v L Irish
Harlequins v London Irish
London Irish (H)
29/03/2014, KO 15:00
Sat 29th Mar 14
AVIVA Premiership Rugby
L Irish 18-13 Quins
L W W L W
L Irish Form
W W W L L
Research with the Harlequins team will predominately focus on markers of cognitive function and the ability to train it for performance improvements. The team will also be collaborating with the GSK Human Performance Lab to undertake a series of physiological assessments and monitor changes over the course of a season.
Conor O'Shea, Director of Rugby at Harlequins commented: "Working with the GSK Human Performance Lab will allow us to really understand the key drivers behind exceptional performance.
"By better understanding the science behind performance, we can ensure that our players will reach their maximum potential as they compete in the increasingly demanding world of professional rugby.
"We're really looking forward to ensuring that the groundwork we are putting in now with the GSK Performance Lab will enable us to hit the ground running in pre-season and set us in good stead for the seasons to come."
Mark Langley, General Manager of the GSK Human Performance Lab, added: "It's great to be working with Harlequins. Our aim is to give them a greater understanding of what can drive and improve their performance. All our partners benefit from the in-depth knowledge and understanding our scientists have in human performance, combined with the cutting edge technology and equipment we have at the facility."
For more information about the GSK Human Performance Lab visit their website.