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Sunday 4th January 14:30 GMT


For the twelfth time of asking in this season's Aviva Premiership, London Welsh will be seeking a first victory in the tournamenton Sunday, when they host Harlequins at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford. Eleven fixtures in this season's Premiership have brought 11 defeats, and just a single bonus point, leaving the Exiles 14 points adrift of the Newcastle Falcons and safety.

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The familiar surroundings of the Kassam will not offer any crumbs of comfort to London Welsh, as they seek to break that duck, and launch a bid to maintain their Premiership status before it is too late. They have played eight fixtures at the venue in all competitions this season, all of which have resulted in defeat. Their last win on the ground coming against Bristol in the first leg of last year's Championship final.

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Harlequins have won only one of their last four Premiership fixtures, and are in danger of slipping off of the pace for both a post-season play-off berth, and also a high enough finish in the table to qualify for next season's European Champions Cup. The last six fixtures between the two clubs have all gone the way of Harlequins, and it would be a major surprise, if that run is not extended to seven wins by full time on Sunday.

Posted: 6th January 2013


On Sunday, January 6th the Aviva Premiership continues when the London Welsh plays the Harlequins in Oxford at 15:00 local time and GMT. The London Welsh come in right now at the number ten spot. They have been able to win four games of the twelve that they have played so far this season. They don't have any draws so they end up with eight losses total, and that gives them 20 points. The closest competitor to them on the table does not have much of a chance to catch up. The London Irish are in 11th and are a full eight points behind the Welsh.

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As for the Harlequins, they are the number two ranked team on the table right now. They have forty one points. The Leicester Tigers are leading the table with nine wins, one draw and a point total of 43. The Saracens are third.

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Posted: 4th January 2015

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