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HARLEQUINS STAY TOP

Harlequins beat Worcester at The Stoop to stay at the top the table, seven points clear of the second team, Saracens.

They beat Worcester 16 to 14, with just two points separating the two sides.

A heavy downpour prior to the match made playing conditions very tough for both the teams and the Premiership leaders had to battle it out to get past Worcester to keep their lead intact.

HARLEQUINS NEED A WIN

Harlequins will be entering into the last and final game of the Heineken cup pool game and will be putting in their best effort to make sure they emerge victorious and make it to the quarter final stage of the Heineken cup.

They have brought about one crucial change to the position of the players hoping that this might help them to perform better than that of their last game which ended in a victory against Gloucester.

Harlequins are quite contented with their performance and hoping to continue the winning streak and finally make it to the quarter final league.

HARLEQUINS STILL STRUGGLING

Harlequins were unconvincing in their return to winning ways after last week’s defeat to Saracens.

At a number of times in their clash with Exeter they looked likely to record back to back defeats before coming through 11-9.

Quins lost for the first time in the league last weekend and the pressure was on for them to bounce back in style against Exeter. It was an unconvincing performance from the league leaders, in particular from Rory Clegg.

QUINS ON A ROLLS

14 wins in a row, top of the Premiership and looking good in their European and LV Cup groups; things are looking good at the Stoop so far this season. The next two games look set to prove an all together new level of challenge for on form Harlequins when they take on French Champions and early pace setters in the Top 14, Toulouse.

CAMACHO LEAVES HARLEQUINS

Gonzalo Camacho has left harlequins to join Exeter in a major deal. The 26-year-old Argentina international spent two seasons with Quins, appearing on 30 occasions for the London club.

Exeter boss Rob Baxter said: "He is a very tough competitive player which is obviously very attractive to us.

"He's a really good signing for us and a different kind of player to what we have here already."

With four recent international caps to his name, Camacho is likely to be in contention for a place in Argentina's squad for the forthcoming World Cup in New Zealand.

EVANS BACKS HARLEQUINS FUTURE

Nick Evans has said that harlequins have a very prosperous future if they can build on that success. The New Zealander landed a touchline conversion of Gonzalo Camacho's late try to snatch a 19-18 victory from Stade Francais in stunning fashion.

"I heard Sir Alex Ferguson say the first trophy's the toughest," he said.

"Now we have got this one, hopefully we can really push on and create a bit of a dynasty with the people we've got."

Evans, at 30, is one of the senior citizens in a side in which nine of Friday's starting XV were 25 or under.

HARLEQUINS SIGNS CHEESEMAN

Harlequins have officially confirmed the signing of centre Tom Cheeseman today.

The former Wales Under-19 international arrives at Quins from Newport Dragons, where he was on loan from Bath.

The 24-year-old, who made 83 appearances in six seasons at The Rec, has been brought in to cover for the injured Ollie Smith.

"He has a huge amount of experience, which will be valuable as we push on to the end of the season," said Quins director of rugby Conor O'Shea.

LEWIS SIGNS NEW DEAL

Lewis Stevenson has signed a new contract with Ulster for two years. The 26-year-old, who will move after completing the season at Harlequins, is seen as a replacement for Ryan Caldwell who is leaving Ravenhill to join Bath.

Lewis Stevenson, who has represented Ireland at Schools, Under-19 and Under-21 levels, had an earlier spell with Ulster before joining Exeter Chiefs.

"It was always my intention to come back to Ulster with a bit of experience under my belt," said Stevenson.

BROOKER GIVEN NEW DEAL

Harlequins Chris Brooker has been handed a new contract till 2013. The 24-year-old, who moved to The Stoop from Bath in 2007, has made 56 appearances for the Londoners.

Brooker is the latest English-qualified young front rower to re-sign for Quins after Joe Marler and James Johnston also recently agreed new contracts.

"I am really happy to have re-signed for Quins," he said. "This is a team that has so much potential, and a great team spirit."

QUINS WIN

Harlequins rugby union secured a fantastic win against the London wasps. After visiting winger Richard Haughton had quickly cancelled out home prop Joe Marler's early try, full-back Mark van Gisbergen's conversion put Wasps ahead.

But quick tries from full-back Mike Brown and England number eight Nick Easter sent Quins in 17-7 at the break.

And the only second-half score was a penalty from Wasps' Dave Walder.

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