Harlequins run of Premiership defeats have severely dented their title aspirations, but they will expect to get back to their winning ways against strugglers Newcastle.
Although Newcastle are rooted next to bottom of the Premiership, they have shown they are capable of an upset. Harlequins inconsistent form will offer some hope for Newcastle to take the scalp of the Quins.
Founded in 1866, Harlequins are one of London’s premier rugby clubs. In 1906, the club was invited by the Rugby Football Union to use the new national stadium in Twickenham which soon after became the headquarters of the Harlequin Football Club.
The Twickenham Stoop has been the home of Harlequin FC since 1963, the stadium is situated just across the road from the Home of English rugby, Twickenham Stadium. The Stoop is an all-seater stadium consists of four stands and has a capacity of 14,800, making it the third largest dedicated rugby ground in the Aviva Premiership.
Getting to The Stoop
The nearest train station is Twickenham, which is a short walk from the stadium. Turn right out of the station, and continue down Whitton Road. Proceed down Court Way and turn left on to Egerton road. At the mini-roundabout, turn right onto Craneford Way and enter the stadium at the end of the road. Regular trains run to Twickenham from London Waterloo, Clapham Junction, Reading, Ascot and Windsor & Eton Riverside.
Bus numbers 281, 267, 481, 681 and H20 have regular services passing close to the stadium. Alternatively the R68, R70, 33, 110, 290, H22 or 490 stop in Twickenham High Street, where the stadium is a short walk away over the river crane.
From the M25, exit J12 onto the M3 and head toward London. This then becomes the A316; continue to the Whitton Road roundabout next to the Lexus/Toyota car dealership and take the fourth exit. Turning back on yourself the stadium is located 500 metres on the left via Langhorn Drive.
If you would like more information or book tickets, visit the Harlequins website here
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