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It is unlikely that either Gloucester or Harlequins, who face each other at Kingsholm Stadium on Saturday, will qualify for the post-season play-offs, but both clubs are very much in the running for a top six finish, and with it a place in next season's Champions Cup. The Cherry and Whites of Gloucester are currently in ninth position in the Aviva Premiership table, but are only five points adrift of sixth placed Northampton Saints. Gloucester have been beaten just once in their own stadium in any tournament since early October, when they went down by a solitary point to the Saints in Round 12 of the Premiership.
Harlequins have won just once away from home in the Premiership this season, and that success came at bottom of the table Bristol, and undoubtedly it is this lack of success on the road that has held them back this season, Quins are in seventh position in the table going into the weekend's fixtures, three points ahead of Saturday's opponents, and just two behind the Saints. But a massive 11 adrift of fourth placed Bath. Although Quins have lost just one of their last five meetings with Gloucester Rugby in the Premiership, they have managed just a single success at Kingsholm in the competition since 1999, when they recorded a 22-15 success in November 2014.
Posted: 13th February 2016
Gloucester who have been so impressive in the defence of their Challenge Cup this season, have failed to hit the same heights in the Aviva Premiership, and are eight points outside the play-off positions at the half-way stage of the regular season. However, Gloucester Rugby will feel that a home match at Kingsholm Stadium against the stumbling Harlequins, will give them an opportunity to close that gap on the clubs above them. The Cherry and Whites have suffered just a single loss in their last four fixtures in all tournaments, a narrow last gasp defeat by 18-19 to the Leicester Tigers in Round 10 of the Premiership. The West Country outfit who claimed a memorable win in the mud and rain of Bath last Friday night will also be defending a home record at Kingsholm, that hasn't seen them lose successive Premiership matches at the venue since December 2014.
Saturday is the return fixture between the clubs, who earlier in the season, met at Twickenham in the "Big Game", with a crowd of over 70,000 treated to a stunning 39-39 draw. On a run of three consecutive defeats in all competitions, Harlequins will be seeking only a second ever win at Kingsholm in the Premiership since 1999, and that came in their most recent visit in November of 2014.
Posted: 14th November 2014
The Aviva Premiership re-starts this weekend, after a four week break for European competition and Anglo-Welsh Cup fixtures. With the latest round of Autumn Internationals taking place over the course of the coming weekend, the Premiership clubs will be without a number of their first choice players, making Round 7 of the tournament a test of each club's playing resources. Both Gloucester Rugby and Harlequins, who meet at Kingsholm Stadium on Friday night have had topsy turvy Premiership campaigns so far this season. In Gloucester's case at least, they can point to the upheavals during the summer, both on and off the pitch, as a cause. The clubs are currently sixth and seventh respectively in the table, but both need victory on Friday to stay in touch with the top four in the table, who are threatening to open a significant gap on the rest of their rivals, even at this relatively early stage of the competition.
Gloucester's only defeat in their four fixtures, came by a single point at defending champions Exeter Chiefs in the Anglo-Welsh Cup. Harlequins similarly, have won two European Champions Cup and one out of two Anglo-Welsh Cup matches over the past four weeks. The Cherry and Whites will be more than happy if the sequence that has seen the last 15 fixtures between the two clubs all won by the home side on the day.
Posted: 22nd February 2014
There is nothing that the Gloucester Rugby Shed likes more, than to see their working class heroes put offs the from the big city in their place. However, the chances of that happening, when Harlequins visit Kingsholm Stadium on Saturday, seem quite remote, based on this season's form at least. Gloucester beat London Irish in Reading on 29 December, since when they have lost three successive Premiership matches, and despite the fearsome reputation that Kingsholm has, as being a place where visiting clubs fear to tread, they have recorded just two wins on their own turf, in the Aviva Premiership this season, with only the Newcastle Falcons and the Worcester Warriors, who sit in 11th and 12th place in the table respectively, having worse home records.
Harlequins have stuttered in recent weeks, with their only two defeats in the Aviva since round five, coming at Bath and Northampton, in rounds 10 and 12 respectively. Their last two away games in the competition by coincidence. However, they have not lost three away matches on the trot since April 2011, and they will be anxious to keep that run going, as they seek to consolidate their place in the play-off positions. Harlequins will have to break a run however, that has seen the last 14 matches between these two clubs, always won by the home side on the day, and Harlequins have not returned to London from Kingsholm victorious, since the 13th February 1999.
Posted: 29th March 2013
Friday, March 29th, the Aviva Premiership sees Gloucester Rugby and the Harlequins play in Gloucester at 19:45 local time and GMT. Gloucester Rugby is sitting on 10 wins and one draw right now, with 7 losses. That gives them a total of 50 points earned so far, and 15 of those points were all from bonuses.
As for the Harlequins, the other team in our competition this week, they are located in the third spot on the table, and have 12 wins out of 18 games played. They have earned 55 points so far, and there are two other teams that also have 12 wins. The number two team and the number four team, Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints. The Saracens are the number one ranked team on the table right now, and they have won fourteen games so far, with one draw, and have earned 63 points.
Posted: 25th February 2012
In the Aviva Premiership this week, the Gloucester Rugby team will play the Harlequins in Gloucester. It happens on Saturday, the 25th of February at 18:00. Gloucester Rugby is curing in sixth place with 15 games played and an even split of seven between the games that they have won and the games that they have lost. The odd one out is a draw, which gives them 37 points. As for the Harlequins, they are currently leading with thirteen wins out of fifteen games played. They have only lost two games and have earned fifty points in total.
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