Harlequins v Leicester Tigers

A sell-out crowd is expected at The Stoop for a match between Harlequins and Leicester Tigers with huge implications at both ends of the Premiership table.   Kick-off is at 7.45pm and limited tickets are available.

It’s win or bust tonight for Harlequins in their final home match of the Gallagher Premiership season.  The Twickenham side can still finish in the top-four and keep their hopes of winning a league title alive if they can turn over Leicester Tigers under the lights at The Stoop.

Quins boss Paul Gustard says the expected sell-out crowd can galvanise his players and propel them towards a much-needed victory.

“The fans can be the 16th man,” said Gustard. “If they raise the roof, get behind the team when the momentum is against us, go with us when momentum is with us, then they can take this team to different places.”

Quins battled back from 17-3 down to secure a crucial losing bonus point at Exeter last week and Gustard’s men will need another resolute display if they are to beat Leicester and end a five-match losing streak.  Harlequins are currently fifth in the table but level on 51 points with Northampton Saints above them, and three ahead of Sale Sharks in sixth.

Leicester Tigers have survival (and with it a win) on their minds tonight with Newcastle Falcons nine points below them but with two games in hand on the Tigers that could prove critical.

It’s all set up for a great game of rugby with with live music, flame throwers, spectator competitions, face painting plus the chance to walk on the hallowed turf after the players’ lap of honour all set to add to the drama.

Previous meeting: The two sides met in Round 10 at Welford Road stadium, a late Jonny May try securing a bonus point victory for the Tigers.

Ones to watch: Experienced England internationals Mike Brown and Chris Robshaw will be key for Harlequins on such a high pressure occasion.  Meanwhile fly-half George Ford will be looking to pull the strings for the Tigers as they try and navigate their way around the Quins defence.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

Tickets in advance (now limited) are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link or by calling 020 8410 6010.

Tickets on the day subject to availability.  A sell-out in advance is expected.  Checking the Harlequins Twitter feed before travelling is strongly recommended.