Added Punch to Quins Pack

Brian McDermott has strengthened his squad for Friday night's crunch game against Salford at the Willows. After a weekend off and with no serious injuries resulting from their victory over Hull FC, Quins RL have named the same seventeen plus an additional three for Friday's match.

Anthony Stewart has been named in the preliminary squad to face the club from which he was granted a release, and injured forwards Danny Williams and Solomon Haumono have also both been named in the 20.

Stewart is yet to make his Quins debut while Williams (broken hand) and Haumono (hamstring) have been out for a month.

With six games to play in the regular season before the top six teams move into the play-offs and the bottom six say farewell, there is all to play for.

At the top St Helens have at least one hand on the league leader's shield while there is a three-way pursuit between Leeds, Hull FC and Bradford for that all-important second position which guarantees a second bite at the cherry.

While the current top four are all safe and secure there are some seven teams ‘mathematically' capable of qualifying for the two places up for grabs and almost as many susceptible to relegation.

The chasing pack includes Huddersfield (18), Quins (17), Castleford (17), Wigan (14) and Catalans (14). These teams are hoping that the current occupants of fifth (Warrington – 22) and sixth (Salford – 20) take a few falls in the closing stages.

When Quins last played at the Willows a Henry Paul drop goal from forty out sealed a magic last gasp victory against the Reds.

If Quins were to beat Salford on Friday night and league leaders St Helens were to beat Huddersfield at Knowsley Road, Harlequins would find themselves just one point out of the play-offs with five matches remaining. A big game? You bet.

The whole game will be live online through BBC London 94.9fm while the second half will also be broadcast live on BBC London 94.9fm radio. The game kicks off at 8pm.


Budworth, Bradley-Qalilawa, Dorn, Gafa, Heckenberg, Haumono, Hopkins, McLinden, Wells, Smith, Leuluai, Mills, Randall, Purdham, Paul, Worrincy, Tookey, Noone, Stewart, Williams

Quins RL are next at home at 3pm on Saturday 12th August against reigning Super League Champions, Bradford Bulls.

This game will also see Twickenham's Biggest Beach Party arrive at the Stoop. Tickets to see Quins RL v Bradford Bulls are now on sale from as little as £12 when purchased in advance. Be sure to come dressed for the Beach Party for your chance to WIN a mystery prize. Call 020 8410 6000 or you can buy online

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