Harlequins fans have a lot to be confident about at the moment. Not only are they sitting in third place in the Gallagher Premiership with five wins out of their last six games, but they have made a staggering 12 signings this week ahead of next season.
However, they travel to the London Stadium to take on league champions Saracens on Saturday, which is always a demanding test. But with a number of players returning from injury and international duty, the Quins fans are quite confident in their team going into this fixture, describing this as the best team that has been put out this season.
Danny Care’s return from injury is a huge boost, but the biggest inclusion may be Kyle Sinckler, who is returning after a hugely impressive Six Nations campaign with England, and will undoubtedly make an impact.
This is what the fans are saying:
That must be the best 15 we have fielded this season #COYQ
— RichardDerwentC (@RichardDerwentC) March 22, 2019
Strong line up . COYQ
— James Murray (@DamageCase1979) March 22, 2019
Sarries should be worried looking at that line up.
— Jay Lee (@drjay_lee) March 22, 2019
— Matty Fisher ? (@mattyfisher07) March 22, 2019
We can win tomorrow. Hopefully there are a lot of Quins there to cheer the lads on myself included! Strong side that, Sarries have a few big guns missing so this is a great opportunity to put the pressure on! #COYQ
— Chris (@chamonalisa) March 22, 2019
Strong side that! #COYQ
— Tom Hiles (@HiloShrews) March 22, 2019
Strong side ? #COYQ
— Luke (@LukeHew3) March 22, 2019
What a team! COYQ
— Kay Weeden (@KayWeeden3) March 22, 2019
Saracens are certainly not an easy game, but while the Quins fans feel this is the strongest side they can put out, Sarries are lacking some of their star names. Owen Farrell is rested for this match, as is George Kruis after the Six Nations. Alongside the injured Mako Vunipola and Maro Itoje, the champions are under strength.
However, with the option to play Alex Goode at fly-half, as well as being able to play Nick Isiekwe and Will Skelton as a second-row partnership, they still are not lacking in quality. Added to the returning international stars like Liam Williams, Billy Vunipola, Jamie George and Sean Maitland, and the Quins fans rightfully know that they have a game on their hands.
This is an important game for Paul Gustard’s men, not only to keep the pressure on Saracens in second place in the Premiership, but to stave of competition for a top four place from the teams below them. However, it is clear that Quins have the backing from their fans ahead of this match.
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