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Post by yappysnap on Mon 12 Oct 2015, 12:48 pm

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Our squad (pinched from CAW):

HARLEQUINS Senior Squad

Name                DoB             Position        Contract
Rob Buchanan        (13/05/91)      Hooker          2015/16  
Joe Gray            (05/08/88)      Hooker          2015/16  
Dave Ward           (21/05/85)      Hooker          2015/16  

Will Collier        (05/05/91)      TH Prop         2017/18  
Adam Jones          (08/03/81)      TH prop         2015/16  
Matt Shields        (12/02/91)      TH Prop         2015/16    
Kyle Sinckler       (30/03/93)      TH Prop         2016/17    

Owen Evans          (19/02/89)      LH Prop      
Mark Lambert        (19/02/85)      LH Prop         2016/17    
Joe Marler          (07/07/90)      LH Prop         2015/16  

James Horwill       (29/05/85)      Lock            2017/18    
Charlie Matthews    (23/07/91)      Lock            2015/16    
George Merrick      (04/10/92)      Lock            2016/17    
Sam Twomey          (09/05/92)      Lock            2015/16  

Jack Clifford       (12/02/93)      Flanker/No. 8   2015/16    
Chris Robshaw       (04/06/86)      Flanker         2015/16    
Luke Wallace        (02/10/90)      Flanker         2016/17    

Nick Easter         (15/08/78)      Number 8        2016/17    
Mathew Luamanu     (04/03/88)      Number 8        ?          
Netani Talei        (19/03/83)      Number 8        ?          

Danny Care          (02/01/87)      Scrum-half      2015/16    
Karl Dickson        (02/08/82)      Scrum-half      2016/17    
Tito Tebaldi        (23/09/87)      Scrum-half      ?        

Ben Botica          (07/10/89)      Fly-half        2016/17    
Nick Evans          (14/08/80)      Fly-half        2015/16    
Tim Swiel           (04/06/93)      Fly-half        ?    

Matt Hopper         (29/01/85)      Centre          2016/17    
George Lowe         (22/10/89)      Centre          2015/16  
Jamie Roberts       (08/11/86)      Centre          ?        
Harry Sloan         (16/06/94)      Centre          2015/16  
Winston Stanley     (11/02/89)      Centre          ?      

Ollie Lindsay-Hague (08/10/90)      Wing/Fullback   ?          
Tim Visser          (29/05/87)      Winger          ?          
harlie Walker      (23/12/92)      Winger          2016/17    
Marland Yarde       (20/04/92)      Winger          2015/16    

Mike Brown          (04/09/85)      Fullback        2015/16  
Ross Chisholm       (19/10/90)      Fullback        2016/17    


A very strong looking squad, with a lot of internationals and experience to help the youngsters coming in. Fingers crossed but this season may be a good one for the men in quarters.

COYQ's!


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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by propdavid_london on Fri 14 Oct 2016, 12:15 pm

No, I think Rowntree has brought a lot of positives to the Quins pack - Sure I heard somewhere that they were the most successful scrum in the Prem so far. The Quins lineout though could do with some TLC.

No, I think Buchanan has too many good players infront of him at the moment - I thought the same when Grey first came through.
Ultimately Quins have 3 very good club guys in that position and I think they have all been in the Saxons - I cant see any of them going further than that.

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by yappysnap on Fri 14 Oct 2016, 12:57 pm

Yes GF, Synkler and Chis both have looked good this season.

As Prop says Chis just brings that physicality that Clifford doesn't, also some very good offloads and dummies too. The England academy system seems to be breeding our forwards with the power of the old England players, but far better hands and skills. Chis reminds me of Itoje (don't tell BS!) he captained England at age group and has looked a stand out the whole time, is physical enough to mix with the old guys but his skill levels are so much better. Synkler too mixes insane physicality with the running lines of a back.

The future is bright.

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by mid_gen on Fri 14 Oct 2016, 2:43 pm

Buchanan and Gray are both good but inconsistent. Ward is a great club player with his ability to switch to the back row, and brilliant at the breakdown. I don't think any of them are knocking on England's door at the moment but any of them could do a decent if unspectacular job if necessary.

I'm sure Chisholm will have got himself firmly on EJ's radar with that performance. Probably see him involved in the training squad soon assuming he keeps it up, he'll get plenty of gametime during the international window.

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by propdavid_london on Fri 14 Oct 2016, 2:49 pm

Yes we must remember that for years David Paice was getting caps off the bench and as cover - I would rate all 3 of the Quins lads over Paice from a few seasons back.

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by Poorfour on Mon 17 Oct 2016, 11:38 am

propdavid_london wrote:Possibly a bit soon for international recognition - But I wouldn't be too surprised if he was brought in to the training camps for experience (as EJ seems to have a habit of doing).  

I must admit that I was particularly happy to see the front row stand up well to big and experienced French units.  Collier did well as did Buchanan.

Under normal circumstances it would be a bit early for Chis, but England are losing so many back rows to injury at the moment that it wouldn't be a surprise to see him called into the AI training squad.

The front row seems to have got their act together in the scrum and the lineout has also improved a lot in the last couple of games (though didn't see the Stade game, so maybe there's been a relapse). Good to see Buchanan back to something like his best; although there are a lot of contenders ahead of him, I think there's a decent chance he could tour with either the Saxons or England next year.

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by propdavid_london on Mon 17 Oct 2016, 11:41 am

Agree - assuming Hartley and or George travels on the Lions.

England senior would still have Taylor and LCD, there would still be some room in the Saxons then (if they tour) - or is there a known game scheduled for them?

Ward seems to be getting limited gametime at the moment - recent rotations have been with Buchanan and Grey.

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by GeordieFalcon on Tue 18 Oct 2016, 11:58 am

yappysnap wrote:Yes GF, Synkler and Chis both have looked good this season.

As Prop says Chis just brings that physicality that Clifford doesn't, also some very good offloads and dummies too. The England academy system seems to be breeding our forwards with the power of the old England players, but far better hands and skills. Chis reminds me of Itoje (don't tell BS!) he captained England at age group and has looked a stand out the whole time, is physical enough to mix with the old guys but his skill levels are so much better. Synkler too mixes insane physicality with the running lines of a back.

The future is bright.

I think that's a crucial comment Yappy and one I actually agree with. It means we are now moving in the same direction of the AB's.

But im glad we are producing the physical players...as its an old England strength and I don't want us to lose our heritage too much Very Happy

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by propdavid_london on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 2:02 pm

Harlequins team
15. Mike Brown
14. Marland Yarde
13. Joe Marchant
12. Winston Stanley
11. Tim Visser
10. Nick Evans
9. Danny Care (C)

1. Joe Marler
2. Rob Buchanan
3. Will Collier
4. Charlie Matthews
5. James Horwill
6. Chris Robshaw
7. Luke Wallace
8. James Chisholm

Replacements
16. Joe Gray
17. Mark Lambert
18. Adam Jones
19. Mat Luamanu
20. Dave Ward
21. Karl Dickson
22. Tim Swiel
23. Alofa Alofa

Worcester Warriors team
15 Jamie Shillcock
14 Chris Pennell
13 Jackson Willison
12 Ben Te'o
11 Dean Hammond
10 Ryan Lamb
9 Jonny Arr

1 Val Rapava Ruskin
2 Jaba Bregvadze
3 Nick Schonert
4 Donncha O'Callaghan
5 Darren Barry
6 Alafoti Faosiliva
7 Carl Kirwan
8 Phil Dowson (C)

Replacements
16 Niall Annett
17 Na'ama Leleimalefaga
18 James Johnston
19 Charlie Hewitt
20 Dewald Potgieter
21 Luke Baldwin
22 Josh Adams
23 Wynand Olivier

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by ChequeredJersey on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 2:24 pm

Injury wise, we are screwed again

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by ChequeredJersey on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 2:24 pm

Gonna be a long international window

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by ChequeredJersey on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 2:29 pm

Need some injury cover at 12, Sloan out all season.

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by stub on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 2:38 pm

Warriors also hit hard by injuries (no Houghard, Vuna, Heem, Heathcote, Biggs to name a few.) Should be a comfortable win for Quins. Crying or Very sad

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by propdavid_london on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 3:07 pm

I was a little concerned with the Worcester side - and then I saw Ryan Lamb running the show!

I've said it before, I would rather Swiel be starting for Quins - and I am not sure why we have rested Roberts for the international window next week and are still playing our English and Scots chaps!

Any news on Rory Jackson?

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by ChequeredJersey on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 3:12 pm

Because Wales play an extra game early

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by propdavid_london on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 4:43 pm

Yeah, but they play next week don't they - no problem releasing him under agreement and the (one off agreement the WRU has with PRL) but lets face it, he will come back from the WRU either crocked or knackered anyway and have to be rested then.
I think Quins could have done with him for this game at least...there are a lot of positions for Alofa Alofa to cover (11,12,13,14) with Swiel covering 10 and 15.

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by ChequeredJersey on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 6:36 pm

propdavid_london wrote:Yeah, but they play next week don't they - no problem releasing him under agreement and the (one off agreement the WRU has with PRL) but lets face it, he will come back from the WRU either crocked or knackered anyway and have to be rested then.
I think Quins could have done with him for this game at least...there are a lot of positions for Alofa Alofa to cover (11,12,13,14) with Swiel covering 10 and 15.

I agree, just saying what I think the rationale is

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by propdavid_london on Mon 31 Oct 2016, 8:40 am

I didn't get to this game but sounds very much like a dull 1st half with lots of errors and a general feeling that its going to be one of those games.....then a 2nd have with much more accuracy and intensity.
These half time talks really seem to be making a difference.

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by mid_gen on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 5:12 pm

Ugh Luamanu.

So much potential but undoes it all with reckless, badly judged hits.

He doesn't need to go high to smash people!

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by ChequeredJersey on Thu 10 Nov 2016, 12:54 am

I think it was a penalty at most, tbh

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by mid_gen on Thu 10 Nov 2016, 1:08 pm

He did duck into it...but it's not like Luamanu doesn't have previous.

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by propdavid_london on Thu 10 Nov 2016, 2:58 pm

http://www.quins.co.uk/news/harlequins-team-to-play-ospreys/

27 players injured or unavailable!

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by ChequeredJersey on Thu 10 Nov 2016, 3:52 pm

If we can beat Tigers next week, I'll believe we can do anything

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by propdavid_london on Mon 14 Nov 2016, 2:27 pm

I haven't seen anything of the ospreys game! Was surprised that they got the win though - wasn't expecting that!

Nice to have finally broken that away form duck! - Lets see what they can do against tigers then.

At least Leicester will be without - Cole, Ayerza?, Ben Youngs. (not as many as I would have hoped for! will they be missing any others?)

Quins still have a pretty extensive injury list - I guess Mulchrone and Alofa Alofa might be back from concussion.


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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by George Carlin on Mon 14 Nov 2016, 5:37 pm

So you boys are interested in young Hamish Watson, I hear?

He is superb and is still developing and so would be a very good capture for you.

Particularly as you have Robshaw and not a real openside... Run

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by formerly known as Sam on Mon 14 Nov 2016, 6:42 pm

I think Luke Wallace and Clifford are more likely to be named at 7 than Robshaw, George. Wallace is as about an all out openside as you'll find.

Propdavid, Tigers will be missing; Cole, Balmain, Mulipola, Mike Williams, Ben Youngs, JPP, Manu, Toomua and possibly Vienau.

How many are Quins likely to be missing?

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by ChequeredJersey on Mon 14 Nov 2016, 7:08 pm

formerly known as Sam wrote:I think Luke Wallace and Clifford are more likely to be named at 7 than Robshaw, George. Wallace is as about an all out openside as you'll find.

Propdavid, Tigers will be missing; Cole, Balmain, Mulipola, Mike Williams, Ben Youngs, JPP, Manu, Toomua and possibly Vienau.

How many are Quins likely to be missing?

Last weekend it was 27, but hopefully better than that. 

At least:

Marler, Sinckler, Holenstein, Twomey, Merrick, Reddish, Robshaw, Clifford, Luamanu, Talei, Care, Lang, Roberts, Sloan, Lowe, Marchant, Alofa, Hopper, Visser, Yarde, Ross Chisholm, Brown.

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by ChequeredJersey on Mon 14 Nov 2016, 7:08 pm

Possibly Stanley

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by formerly known as Sam on Mon 14 Nov 2016, 7:26 pm

Wow maybe Tigers have a chance. Given our inability to secure the ruck in defence or attack I had thought you'd have given us a torrid time.

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by ChequeredJersey on Mon 14 Nov 2016, 8:34 pm

Back line is my worry, I actually want Yarde to be dropped so that we have another back available!

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by yappysnap on Tue 15 Nov 2016, 8:58 pm

Team for Maori:


15. Ruaridh Jackson
14. Sam Aspland-Robinson
13. Gabriel Ibitoye
12. Henry Cheeseman
11. Jonas Mikalcius
10. Tim Swiel
9. Charlie Mulchrone

1. Dan Murphy
2. Joe Gray
3. Adam Jones (C)
4. Mark Reddish
5. Stan South
6. Dan Leo (Guest)
7. Archie White
8. George Naoupu

16. Charlie Piper
17. Owen Evans
18. Matt Shields
19. Bill Harding (Guest)
20. Alex Bradley (Guest)
21. Luc Jones
22. Luke Peters (Guest)
23. Alofa Alofa

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by yappysnap on Tue 15 Nov 2016, 8:59 pm

Shame Evans isn't playing in this one

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by propdavid_london on Wed 16 Nov 2016, 9:04 am

So we are having to bring in guest players to get a team out! Grreat
Good for the kids though - been a while since we have seen Mickalcus

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by propdavid_london on Wed 16 Nov 2016, 9:25 am

Stand a better chance of winning with Swiel at the moment yappy.

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by ChequeredJersey on Wed 16 Nov 2016, 3:46 pm

I'd love to see us bring in a player like Piers Francis or Huw Jones for injury cover to Sloan until the Super rugby season starts again. Though Jones now capped so I don't think we can bring him in

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by ChequeredJersey on Wed 16 Nov 2016, 9:59 pm

Did better vs Maori than I anticipated!

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by propdavid_london on Thu 17 Nov 2016, 4:18 pm

Has there been any talk of injury cover CJ?
It definitely seems like we could do with some! Did you see the Maori game live? Any further injuries for us to worry about?

I suspect as Swiel started mid week that they were resting NeV for Sundays game.

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by mid_gen on Sun 27 Nov 2016, 5:06 pm

ffs

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by mid_gen on Sun 27 Nov 2016, 5:07 pm

Well we tried to throw it away at the end by kicking possession away instead of punting the ball off the pitch, was nearly a repeat of Saints last season.

MotM for Clifford.

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by Fuzzy Dunlop on Sun 27 Nov 2016, 5:12 pm

Time wasn't up, the TV clock was wrong as it failed to stop when Clifford was being seen to. Bizarre that Dallaglio would criticise Quins for not kicking the ball out immediately after he said that Bath had time to go for a lineout as there was 10seconds left

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Re: Harlequins 15/16 Thread

Post by ChequeredJersey on Sun 27 Nov 2016, 5:28 pm

Any win right now is a big win, we'll be boosted soon by the England guys, all playing well now, and an actual 12 and Horwill back.

Lots to work on, like fringe defence and not trying to spin wide too soon and actually running with any depth, but happy with some aspects and the win. Thanks yo both to teams for an entertaining match

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