Harlequins women

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Champions of England: Quins win Premier 15s title at last

Having lost two previous finals and then suffered the frustration of a cancelled campaign due to coronavirus, Harlequins finally won the Allianz Premier 15s title at the fourth attempt against old rivals Saracens.

Despite the emergence of far more competitive opponents than the early years of the competition, it was still the same two teams who qualified first and second - Sarries...

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Exeter complete historic double in Premier 15s upset

Exeter Chiefs became the first team to beat both Saracens and Harlequins - the traditional top two since the inception of the Premier 15s - in the same season, managing the feat on consecutive weekends.

The top flight debutants followed up their impressive 22-14 victory against Saracens with a gritty performance against Harlequins, winning 7-6 with all the points scored in the first...

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Harlequins to appeal after Saracens handed title boost

Harlequins will appeal an RFU decision to award Saracens five points after cancelling the originally postponed fixture between the Allianz Premier 15s contenders.

The match was due to be played on 2 January but was then moved to Saturday 20 February when the Quins squad had to isolate following a positive test in the camp. However, an investigation revealed Harlequins had failed to...

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Players question safety of allowing elite sport to continue

Rugby players and footballers have questioned whether it is safe to carry on playing elite women's sport during the new national lockdown with testing and other measures not in place.

Harlequins Women's star Kristine Sommer asked on Twitter: "Do we think [the Premier 15s] will bring in testing to keep players' safety up?

"I'll say it 100,000 times how grateful I am to play...

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Harlequins maintain their perfect start with Sale Sharks win

Harlequins Women 31-0 Sale Sharks Women

Normally, missing seven players on international duty - including your first-choice front row - might put any side off their stride. Not so Harlequins, who beat both the conditions and a determined Sale Sharks team to register a fifth consecutive bonus point victory at the start of the new Allianz Premier 15s season.

Whilst half of their usual...

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Premier 15s review: Quins and Sarries pull clear at the top

Harlequins, Saracens and Loughborough Lightning all made it three wins out of three at the start of the new Allianz Premier 15s season, although only Quins and Sarries have maximum points following third straight bonus-point victories.

Prop Shaunagh Brown (pictured) led Harlequins out against Exeter Chiefs to mark her 50th appearance for the club and also scored a try in the 33-14...

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Italy star Franco leaves Harlequins

Giada Franco is leaving Harlequins Women after just one season with the club. The Italy back row is returning to her previous club Rugby Colorno to concentrate on her studies and playing for the national team.

Quins were in second place in the Premier 15s table when the season was declared null and void in March. Franco was hoping to help the side to a third straight Grand Final,...

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Focus On: Shaunagh Brown, Harlequins Women

With clubs beginning to prepare for the new Premier 15s season, Women's Sport Daily takes an in-depth look at some of the players expected to star in the new campaign:

Player Profile

Name: Shaunagh Brown

Club: Harlequins Women

Position: Back Row/Prop

Country: England (17 caps)

Not all superheroes wear capes. Firefighter by day, rising rugby star by...