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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Aviva Premiership semi-finals highlights wrap-up

Leicester Tigers and Harlequins will contest the Aviva Premiership Final on May 26th following their semi-final victories over the weekend. The Tigers are favourites for many, but Harlequins don't see it that way.

A late try from Harlequins prop Joe Marler sealed a 25-23 win over Northampton Saints at The Stoop on Saturday, setting them up for an eighth consecutive Premiership final appearance.

Marler, whose 77th-minute try was converted by Nick Evans, says that despite Leicester's powerful forwards and incredible record, Quins will take it to them up front.

"People expect us to the throw the ball about, it is what Harlequins have been known for over the years. We like to think we can still do that but we want an all-round game," he said. 

"The scrum is a big area we have worked on this year and so is the maul. That showed out there. We’ve played in big games and we are starting to mature. We will back ourselves against anyone.

"And in the set-piece, that’s where it starts. If you don’t get that right then you are going to struggle all day. We are just buzzing for Twickenham now. The final will be massive. We have had great games against Leicester. We will front up."

The Tigers beat Saracens 24-15 thanks to a great display from young flyhalf George Ford, and tries from Alesana Tuilagi and Steve Mafi. You can catch a quick summary of what took place via the official wrap-up video below.

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Posted by Rugbydump at 3:13 pm | View Comments (11)

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Lol May 16, 2012 6:19 pm

don't know what was more boring....the rugby or the commentator

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cool calm and collected May 16, 2012 6:57 pm

Unquestionably the best two teams in the premiership.
Hard to see Harlequins winning this one as Leicester are hitting great form.

Leicester 28 - 17 Harlequins

Alesenna Tuilangi to score a hatrick

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come on quins May 16, 2012 8:24 pm

That picture should be the next england centre pairing - Tuilangi and Lowe

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Arfur Jock May 17, 2012 9:43 am

As a quins fan, do you not rate JTH? He looks real deal to me.

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PISCIA May 16, 2012 8:54 pm

i think that is more boring de commentator :O

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DaRabman May 16, 2012 11:59 pm

Quins are going to SMASH IT. They're hungry for it, and I think the Leicester pack will underestimate that.

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Pretzel May 17, 2012 2:11 am

I'm betting my pack of assorted nuts on the mighty blues...

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berkerboy May 17, 2012 9:27 am

Leicester; the mix of experience and youth will out

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macmurchu May 18, 2012 8:16 am

Is it just me or is the breast milk follow-on ad at the start lost on everyone else as well?

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nathan May 19, 2012 10:01 am

who's George Newby?

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aLI May 21, 2012 2:05 pm

That commentator is the reason why i wont pay for ESPN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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