Harlequins 2016/17 Premiership Preview | Premiership Rugby Video

Ahead of the 2016/17 Aviva Premiership Rugby season we have a quick look at Harlequins Rugby Club and the season that lies ahead for them.

Harlequins kick off their Premiership campaign on Saturday against Bristol Rugby at Twickenham.

Harlequins’ solitary defeat in their last nine round 1 fixtures in Aviva Premiership Rugby was 15-26 to Wasps at Twickenham in the 2009 London Double Header.

‘Quins have won their last four London Double Header encounters but did not participate in the event last season.

Harlequins only appearance at Twickenham last season came in the “Big Game” over Christmas sharing a 39-all draw with Gloucester.

Bristol return to Aviva Premiership Rugby for the first time since they lost 3-73 to Leicester at the then Walkers Stadium in round 22 of the 2008/09 campaign.

Bristol’s only defeat in their last 17 RFU Championship matches came in leg two of last season’s final at home to Doncaster Knights.

Bristol have not played at Twickenham since they defeated Waterloo there in the final of the Pilkington Challenge Cup in April 2004.

Harlequins have won their last five Aviva Premiership Rugby fixtures against Bristol, the most recent of which being at Memorial Stadium in March 2009.

The two clubs have met at Twickenham just once before, with Harlequins lifting the John Player Cup 28-22 in a game which also doubled up as part of the 1987/88 Division One campaign.

Match : Harlequins v Bristol Rugby
Date : Saturday 3rd September
Venue : Twickenham Stadium,
Kick Off : 4.30pm
Live on: BT Sport
Match Officials
Referee : Luke Pearce (52nd Premiership game).
Assistant Referees: Greg Macdonald & Paul Dix.
TMO: Rowan Kitt.

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