Harlequins Secure Heineken Cup Quarter-Final Place

Harlequins Secure Heineken Cup Quarter-Final Place

Current Aviva Premiership title-holders Harlequins have earned a place in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup after a bonus point win over Connacht.

Quins now lead their Heineken Cup by ten points, making it impossible for second place Biarritz to rise to the top and victory in next week’s clash between the two sides could result in a home quarter final for Quins.

 

Harlequins director of rugby was pleased with the result.

 

"We will enjoy tonight and have the opportunity of looking forward to that quarter-final at the Stoop on a hard pitch in April,” he told BBC Sport.

 

"Connacht came to play rugby; it was tough for long periods especially as we played into a stiff breeze in the first half. The penalty try just before half-time gave us breathing space.

 

"We were far more direct in the second half and played some superb rugby."