Gerard Meagher at The Stoop

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Name: Gerard Meagher at The Stoop
Date registered: September 24, 2016
URL: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/premiership

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  1. Harlequins’ Nick Evans says goodbye in style in victory over Wasps — April 28, 2017
  2. Exeter march on but Henry Slade a saint and sinner against Harlequins — April 14, 2017
  3. Harlequins’ Joe Marler becomes latest England forward to suffer injury — January 7, 2017

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Apr 28

Harlequins’ Nick Evans says goodbye in style in victory over Wasps

• Harlequins 32-13 Wasps
• Nick Evans kicks 22 points but Danny Care an injury concern

Nick Evans waved goodbye to the Harlequins faithful with a style that has become the hallmark of his nine years in south-west London, orchestrating a victory that, while tempered by Danny Care’s injury scare, boosts their hopes of a top-six finish and a seat at Europe’s top table.

Care went off clutching his side and, if his place on England’s summer tour to Argentina is in doubt, he could well be replaced by his opposite number on the night, Dan Robson, who scored a fine try on what was otherwise a difficult evening for Wasps.

Related: Exeter’s Harry Williams: ‘The idea of international rugby is forming a bit more’

Related: Bristol may get relegation reprieve from the Championship play-offs

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/28/harlequins-wasps-premiership-match-report

Apr 14

Exeter march on but Henry Slade a saint and sinner against Harlequins

• Harlequins 26-39 Exeter
• Eddie Jones on hand to watch Slade and Dave Ewers

Henry Slade’s delightful solo try lit up another bonus point victory for Exeter in which the Chiefs fly-half demonstrated his infuriating habit of dazzling and deflating in equal measure. Eddie Jones was in attendance, casting his eye over a raft of players who are likely to make his squad for the summer tour to Argentina and while Slade will be one of them, his tendency to blow hot and cold belies his unquestionable talent.

As it was, Slade’s dink over the top was a sucker punch for Harlequins, who had just conceded a similar try from Lachie Turner, drafted into the squad just an hour before kick-off, down the right. Up until then Harlequins had been competitive, Nick Evans keeping them in the hunt, but scores from the towering Dave Ewers – another in contention for the trip to South America – Michele Campagnaro, Slade and two for Turner ensured the Chiefs march towards the playoffs, now unbeaten in 13 league matches.

Related: Jack Clifford ruled out of England tour of Argentina with shoulder injury

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/14/harlequins-exeter-premiership-rugby-match-report

Jan 07

Harlequins’ Joe Marler becomes latest England forward to suffer injury

• Prop ruled out of Harlequins’ 29-26 win over Sale
• Fellow loosehead Mako Vunipola likely to miss Six Nations

Joe Marler has become the latest England forward to be struck down with injury, less than a month before the start of the Six Nations. Marler was ruled out of Harlequins’ 29-26 win over Sale before kick-off with a calf injury and, with Mako Vunipola likely to miss the tournament, Eddie Jones faces a potential crisis at loosehead prop.

Related: Tim Swiel stars as injury-hit Harlequins rally to overwhelm Sale

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jan/07/harlequins-joe-marler-england-injury-six-nations