Quins Kick off Pre-season with French Encounter
09 August 2012
Harlequins Rugby Union face French Top 14 side Castres Olympique in their first pre-season friendly of the summer this evening (Thursday).
A side consisting of a mixture of youth and experience will feature in the fixture after the squad took part in a week long training camp in the south of France.
They faced the same Castres side in a friendly last August, with the French outfit coming out tops with a 42-21 victory.
Before leaving the county the Quins players also made use of the facilities within the Surrey Human Performance Institute for pre-season health screenings, including assessments of their quadriceps to hamstring ratios to identify players with increased injury risks.
Tonight’s match kicks off at 8pm. The full squad can be found on the Harlequins official website.