Saracens - There's History Between Us - Harlequins

Mar 25, 2015

There's History Between Us - Harlequins


On Saturday Saracens face Harlequins at Wembley Stadium, in what is set to be a world record crowd for a club rugby fixture .

The two London rivals have faced each other three times at the National Stadium, with Saracens edging contests between the two teams, 2-1.

Here, we take a look back at the three times Saracens have faced Harlequins at Wembley Stadium.

Saull lights up Derby clash

[caption id="attachment_39946" align="alignnone" width="560"]Saracens v Harlequins - Guinness Premiership Saracens 38-17 Harlequins- April 17th 2010[/caption]

Saracens demolished a Harlequins side that included future recruits James Johnston and David Strettle, 37-18 at Wembley Stadium. Two scintillating Andy Saull tries, the latter a contender for the score of the season, sent Saracens ahead early on.

Schalk Brits extended Saracens' lead before Michael Tagicakibau and Ernst Joubert completed a comfortable win. Saracens would reach the Premiership final later that season, where they were defeated by Leicester Tigers.

Match Highlights

Quins exact revenge at Wembley

[caption id="attachment_39947" align="alignnone" width="560"]Saracens v Harlequins - Aviva Premiership Saracens 19-24 Harlequins- March 31st 2012[/caption]

Premiership leaders Harlequins held on to defeat London rivals Saracens in front of a world record club rugby crowd of 83,761 fans at Wembley.

Tries from Jordan Turner-Hall, George Lowe and Danny Care took Quins into a commanding lead, only Owen Farrell's boot keeping Sarries in touch.

A try from Richard Wigglesworth in his comeback game from a serious leg injury then put Saracens within a score of Quins. But, despite finishing with 13 men, the leaders staved off Sarries' late challenge to old on for the win.

Match Highlights

https://youtu.be/H8slp3tg0WU

Ashton makes a splash in Sarries rout

[caption id="attachment_39948" align="alignnone" width="560"]Saracens v Harlequins - Aviva Premiership Saracens 39-17 Harlequins- March 22nd 2014[/caption]

Saracens beat Harlequins to go top of the Premiership in front of a record crowd for club rugby union at Wembley.

Two intercept tries from Chris Ashton and Owen Farrell, alongside a finish from George Kruis, gave Saracens the lead in a first half where Karl Dickson went over for Quins.

Sam Smith took advantage of Steve Borthwick's yellow card to touch down and give Harlequins hope.

But Jacques Burger and Marcelo Bosch's late scores gave Sarries a bonus point.

Saracens have made Wembley a home away from home in recent seasons, playing there 11 times in the past four years.

Match Highlights

https://youtu.be/jemmlPtUu6E

 

 

Share this story