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John Kingston Denies Sinckler Eye-Gouge And Points Finger At Saints For Foul Play Themselves

One of the major talking points of yesterday’s clash between Northampton Saints and Harlequins at Franklin’s Gardens was the alleged eye-gouge from Kyle Sinckler on Saints’ Michael Paterson.  The incident occurred at the beginning of the second half when at the bottom of the ruck, Sinckler removed Paterson’s scrum-cap which resulted in the concession of a penalty on the tighthead …

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Fly-Half Ruaridh Jackson To Return To Scotland Ahead Of Pro14 Season

EXETER, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 12: Ruaridh Jackson of Harlequins is tackled by Lachie Turner of Exeter Chiefs during the Anglo-Welsh Cup Semi Final match between Exeter Chiefs and Harlequins at Sandy Park on March 12, 2017 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Ruaridh Jackson is to return to former club Glasgow Warriors, Harlequins have announced on Tuesday.  31-times capped Jackson joined the London-based side last July and made 19 appearances for them, scoring 78 points. Bringing to an end a three-year absence from Scotland, the versatile 29-year-old, who can also slot in at 15, also spent two seasons with Premiership runners-up Wasps …

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England Suffer Significant Injury Blow Before Summer Tour

England coach Eddie Jones will be without one of his major players when the men in white tour Argentina in the summer. Harlequins have today confirmed back rower Jack Clifford will undergo surgery on his shoulder to repair a reoccurring injury sustained earlier this season. The club also said Clifford would be ruled out of the summer tour and he …

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Premiership Coaches Set Boycott Meeting With Eddie Jones

TWICKENHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: England head coach Eddie Jones speaks to the media during an England Rugby press conference at Twickenham Stadium on September 30, 2016 in Twickenham, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Some Premiership coaches will not meet with Eddie Jones following England’s controversial training camp. The fallout following England’s controversial three day training camp in Brighton shows no sign abating, after a number of Premiership directors of rugby have stated their intention not to attend a pre-planned meeting with Eddie Jones ahead of the November series. Although there appears to be little …

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Harelquins Backrower Set To Be Sidelined For Autumn Internationals

Harelquins backrower Jack Clifford is set to miss England’s upcoming internationals against South Africa, Fiji, Australia and Argentina later this year after suffering an ankle injury during Quins’ 36-25 defeat by Exeter last weekend. Clifford limped off in the 55th minute during the second-half of Sunday’s high scoring defeat and will now undergo ankle surgery followed by a ten-week stint on the sidelines that …

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Are Harlequins Resorting To Drastic Training Methods?

Since John Kingston stepped up to the role of Director of Rugby, taking the place of the Italy-bound Conor O’Shea, Harlequins fans have been somewhat curious as to how the long-serving coach would act in his new position. Well, due to an unfortunately worded tweet from Harlequins’ official account, it appears Kingston is certainly a hard taskmaster and somewhat ruthless …

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Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 Preview: Harlequins

With Conor O’Shea responsible for much of the successes of Harlequins in recent years, his departure left an air of uncertainty at the Twickenham-based club. However, the Quins hierarchy have turned to the club’s existing coaches in John Kingston and Mark Mapletoft and promoted them to take up the space made by O’Shea’s absence. Kingston, who has been at the …

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