Harlequins wants Repeat of Premiership Success
Aviva Premiership Rugby Union side and reigning champions Harlequins FC is determined to prove that their first ever title triumph was no fluke when they begin the defense of their title against the London Wasps in an opening day double header at the Twickenham Stoop.
This match will be a part of the London Double Header that has almost become the customary kickoff for every new season of the Aviva Premiership with which will see two more clubs from the capital, Saracens FC and the London Irish taking on each other in the second match.
The ground at Twickenham is a just a few hundred meters from the home stadium of Harlequins FC at Stoop and the club last played at the headquarters of English rugby when they defeated the Leicester Tigers, the perennial contenders for the Premiership title 30-23 in the playoff final last season to win their first title. The Quins, who are still led by Chris Robshaw has Nick Evans of New Zealand in their roster and Conor O’Shea, the coach of the side has challenged his players to emulate the achievements of last season and create history.
According to O’Shea, if they managed to achieve that, it will be a brilliant achievement in the history of the club. He explained that ever since the final whistle was blown at the end of that playoff final, the team had been saying that good things are capable of winning the title but the great teams manage to kick on from one success.
He also stated that being introduced at the champions of the Premiership will be a new experience for the players of Harlequins FC but he insisted that it won’t make much of a difference to the side considering the way they go about doing their things.