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International hockey will return to the Twickenham Stoop this June when England take on the Netherlands in the FIH Hockey Pro League.

International hockey will return to the Twickenham Stoop this June when England take on the Netherlands in the FIH Hockey Pro League.

It will be three years since Big Stadium Hockey made its first appearance at the home of Quins and the pitch turned blue. Back in 2019 Great Britain won both matches, so it's a return to winning turf.

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England will play South Africa at Twickenham later this year.

England's under-performing rugby team has the chance to be prove

it's improving with matches against two of the best teams in the world, less than a year out from the 2023 World Cup in France. In consecutive weekends in November coach Eddie Jones's squad will face the All Blacks (November 19) and current World Champions South Africa (November 26) at Twickenham. The two other matches in the Autumn Nation Series will be against Argentina and Japan over the previous two weekends. As well as these testing pre-World Cup fixtures England's last Guinness Six Nations before the World Cup will be three big matches at Twickenham a year from now against France, Scotland and Italy. In a message to fans yesterday (March 24), the much-criticised RFU said thank you for 'ensuring a sell-out of all five international matches at Twickenham Stadium this season." It added: "It was fantastic to finally welcome back capacity crowds." Today RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney told a press conference the players had faith in current coach Eddie Jones and they were 'heading in the right direction.'
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Credit: JMP/Juan Gasparini for @harlequins.

Harlequins defeated Bristol Bears at a loud and wet Ashton Gate to secure all five points keeping the side from South West London third in the Gallagher Premiership.

Quins started the game at a rate of knots and were knocking on the Bristol Bears door immediately, scoring the first points of the game after a stunning finish in the corner from in-form Cadan Murley. Will Edwards slotted the conversion from out wide to give the side from South West London a seven-point lead.

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Credit: JMP/Juan Gasparini for @harlequins.

Cadan Murley scored twice as Harlequins beat Newcastle Falcons 24-10 to go second in the Premiership.

On an emotional evening which saw Mike Brown return to The Stoop, attention soon turned to the home side who took the lead in style in the fourth minute.

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Credit: JMP/Juan Gasparini for @harlequins.

Harlequins secured their third-place spot in the Gallagher Premiership this weekend with a bonus-point win at Sixways Stadium under the Friday night lights. The first time the Londoners had won away to Worcester in the league since 2016.

Despite early efforts, two knock-ons in contact by young lock Hugh Tizard, paired with some nifty breakdown work from Worcester's Tongan number eight Sione Vailanu, put paid to any chance of an early Quins score, with Oscar Beard and Tyrone Green threatening in the wider channels with some deadly footwork.

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