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Re: Harlequins Preview
Posted by: falconsfan07
Date: 22/03/2017 14:38
That's the beauty of opinions on forums. Obviously I don't expect everyone to agree with my point of view, but I honestly believe this, and despite having Jamie Roberts et al, to be the weakest Harlequins team of the last 5 years.
In the end it's not just about players, more about leaders and characters in the team who want to play for each other and win a game of rugby. Five years ago Harlequins had Evans on top of his game, which can't be said now; then there was Easter a leader and a winner.

The likes of Robson, Kohn, Guest, Fa'asavalu upfront, were premiership rugby hardened a
nd all leaders in their own right.
Other than the likes of Horwill and Robshaw, upfront you don't see the same calibre of leaders in the current Harlequins team. Yes, you obviously get talented individuals but they are not a team in the same breath as those mentioned above.

And that's why I believe this Harlequins team is the weakest of recent years.

Well said lizard, about having leaders all over the park, they do have a sublime amount of quality, but a lot of their guys like Clifford, Sinclair, Wallace, Matthews, merchant, swiel are still pretty young... and probably don't have those leadership skills yet, exceptional talents mind... Quins will be back in the top 4 mix in a few seasons I reckon.

Lest we not forget the bowling ball 12 of Jordan turner hall and Ugo Monye... and brown, all exceptional athletes and great at communicating...

Still be a very tough game at a ground that we have not won a premiership match at in 17 years!!! I'll be chuffed with a losing bonus point.

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