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Sunday 13 January 2013
Harlequins 47 Connacht 8
Saturday 12 January 2013
If some of the leading referees in the British Isles are currently feeling a strange burning sensation somewhere in the region of the tympanic membrane – the eardrum, in layman's terms – they had better prepare themselves for a conflagration.
Sunday 16 December 2012
Harlequins 53 Zebre 5: Londoners overwhelm Zebre to take them to brink of quarter-finals
Tuesday 11 December 2012
It has not been a happy time for English clubs in Europe – in the last three Heineken Cup campaigns, the Premiership fraternity have filled only four of the 24 quarter-final places available – and if results go the wrong way this weekend, another humiliation will be on the cards.
Sunday 28 October 2012
"A thorough examination" awaits London Irish when Aviva Premiership champions Harlequins visit the Madejski Stadium, according to their director of rugby Brian Smith.
Sunday 14 October 2012
Harlequins 40 Biarritz 13: Quins tear French side apart in second half but lose Evans to injury
Friday 24 August 2012
Our first family holiday was anything but a holiday, I realised, at 4am in a turquoise-walled suite in the South of France, where the peace was broken at regular intervals by a wailing baby. Correction: my wailing baby. While we were trying to introduce her to a new routine, it seemed that she was breaking us into a completely new way of being, a holiday where we couldn't relax, even when she was sleeping.
Monday 23 July 2012
While the world at large has been moaning about the weather which, admittedly, has been remarkably inclement, not to mention the remarkable lack of security at the Olympics, something remarkably strange has been happening to my wardrobe. "You're wearing red, white and blue," says my friend and I realise that there's no arguing with her.
Saturday 14 July 2012
If Brit wins today's sprint stage, he equals André Darrigade's record of 22 stage victories. Alasdair Fotheringham tracks down 83-year-old who is happy to hand over his crown
Tuesday 12 June 2012
English champions Harlequins have been given a kind draw for the group stages of next season's Heineken Cup.
Saturday 19 May 2012
Toulon 18 Biarritz 21
Friday 18 May 2012
The last time Jonny Wilkinson and Iain Balshaw appeared together on a rectangle of mud down Twickenham way, they were overshadowed by a swaggering newcomer by the name of Danny Cipriani as England put 33 points on Ireland and finished second in the 2008 Six Nations. The two red-rose oldsters will be back in town this evening for the Amlin Challenge Cup final between Biarritz and Toulon at the Stoop and while Wilkinson is being given the top-of-the-bill treatment, they could easily find themselves marginalised again.
Sunday 15 April 2012
Your hunger and passion will only see you through the opening exchanges
Sunday 08 April 2012
Sarries face a talented Clermont today but Farrell knows how to foster team spirit
Thursday 15 March 2012
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has made five changes and one positional switch for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash against Wales in Cardiff.
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