"Same old Quins, always cheating" - Former Premiership star reveals Harlequins sneaky tactic - Ruck

“Same old Quins, always cheating” – Former Premiership star reveals Harlequins sneaky tactic

Former Leicester Tigers stars Matt Toomua has backed up a claim Austin Healey made during commentary of their BT Sport clash against Bath.

The black, blue and whites secured their spot in the European Champions Cup rugby next season with a 45-35 victory over Quins at Twickenham.

In the first half, Tom Dunn, GJ van Velze, and Ollie Lawrence scored tries, giving Bath a 24-21 lead at halftime. Cadan Murley, Luke Wallace, and Marcus Smith responded with tries for Quins.

Lewis Gjaltema put Quins ahead before Niall Annett and Joe Cokanasiga scored back-to-back tries for Bath. Although Alex Dombrandt brought Quins to within three points, Max Ojomoh’s try sealed the win for the away side.

One interesting moment was when on commentary, Healey speculated that Harlequins players had covered their legs with vaseline to slip through tackles.

Former Leicester Tigers star Toomua, replying via Twitter, wrote: ‘I can confirm @IamAustinHealey that many Quins players have had loads on Vasoline on their legs when I’ve played them!! #nightmaretotackle’.

Although not necessarily cheating, this is a very sneaky tactic if it’s true.”

 Joe Marler reveals why he didn’t like former teammate

Joe Marler, the England prop, is known for expressing his views boldly, particularly when it comes to someone he doesn’t have much affinity for.

#1. Marland Yarde

The winger dramatically left Harlequins in 2017 to join Premiership rivals Sale Sharks in an unusual mid-season move.

I hadn’t spoken to the bloke in 18 months,” Marler told former internationals Andy Goode and Jim Hamilton on The Rugby Pod. 

“I’d lost the plot with him a good while ago. And let him be, let him do his own thing, because I’d given up on it

“He’d made the decision that he wanted to leave…you know, all the best to him. I wish him all the best. I don’t wish nastiness upon anyone.

“He’s one of those to just leave, as he won’t change in my mind. Me and him just don’t get on.”