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GUEST EXTENDS DEAL

Back row Tom Guest has extended his Harlequins deal til 2012 recenlty. Guest was due to be out of contract at the end of this season but decided not to activate a clause in his deal that allowed him to talk to other clubs.

"There's so much potential in this young squad and I am excited about the future," the ex-Academy player said.

Guest has made 130 appearances and is Quins' leading try scorer this season.

SMITH INJURED

Harlequins rugby team have lost Ollie Smith and he is a major doubt for the season. Smith was taken off on a stretcher half an hour into the game at Vicarage Road and must now undergo surgery.

The 28-year-old, who has five England caps and scored a try in his one appearance for the Lions in 2005, only joined Quins last summer.

But the club say Smith is set to be out for "a number of months" after a scan.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE TO DEPART FOR HARLEQUINS

Harlequins chief executive Mark Evans has said that he will be leaving the team in February. Evans took up the role 10 years ago but is departing Twickenham Stoop to set up a sports consultancy business.

Quins chairman Malcolm Wall said: "Mark has been an outstanding CEO for Harlequins for the last 10 years.

"He has led the club from the early, uncertain days of professional rugby and established us as one of the leading lights in the Premiership."

HARLEQUINS BEATEN BY NORTHAMPTON

Harlequins Rugby Union were unable prevent a defeat in the hands of Northampton. Harlequins Rugby Union lost the match 16-20 to Northampton. Saints took a 13-point lead through a Chris Ashton try and eight points from the boot of Shane Geraghty before Nick Evans pulled three points back.

Quins took the lead after the interval with another two Evans penalties and a converted George Lowe try. But the visitors replied with a try from skipper Dylan Hartley, converted by Geraghty, to secure the win.

HARLEQUINS MANAGE A DRAW

Harlequins only drew with Wasps in a match which ended 29-29. Nick Easter (fresh from watching his teammates from the England Rugby Hospitality Tickets) scored Quins first try from a simple switch with fly-half Nick Evans before Andy Powell crossed on his debut for Wasps.

Tom Varndell streaked away to put Wasps in charge after Rikki Flutey's break, while Evans and Mark van Gisbergen were on target with the boot throughout.

SAMOA FLANKER RETURNING TO HARLEQUINS

Former Samoa flanker Maurie Fa'asavalu has confirmed that he will be completing a return to Harlequins Rugby Union after leaving St.Helens. Terms of the deal announced on Friday were not disclosed. The 30-year-old Fa'asavalu, recuperating from shoulder surgery in May, will join the London club in October.

After impressing for Samoa in 2002-03, including all four games at the Rugby World Cup in Australia, Fa'asavalu was lured by rugby league club St. Helens, which turned him into a prop.

BRIGHT FUTURE FOR HARLEQUINS

Harlequins rugby director Conor O'Shea will sit down with rugby's refereeing hierarchy this week to discuss what he considers to be an alarming trend this season of incorrect decisions by officials.

O'Shea was unhappy with some of the decision as his side won their final game of the season 32-20 against Sale.

O'Shea said: "I find it disappointing that our discipline was poor on a number of occasions. That has been a problem this season for us."

HARLEQUINS FINISH WITH WIN

Harlequins ended the Guinness Premiership season with a five-try, five-point victory which had all the elements of their campaign, a mixture of the superb and the very ordinary.

In the end, however, they fully deserved to wrap up the season with a victory - with late determination proving decisive. However, they failed to achieve their target of a top six finish.

For former champions Sale, a campaign spent fighting to stave off relegation can hardly be regarded as a successful season..

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