Some of Har­lequins most fa­mous play­ers.

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Adrian Stoop. Har­lequins ground is named af­ter Adrian Stoop who is a Quins Leg­end. Stoop Joined

Quins in 1901 and was as­so­ci­ated with the club for the next 49 years!

He played for them 182 times 143 of these as cap­tain. His last game was at the ripe old age of 56! Af­ter play­ing he be­came the club pres­i­dent un­til 1950. He also re­ceived 15 caps for Eng­land and rep­re­sented the Bar­bar­ians. It’s no won­der they named a sta­dium af­ter him.

Will Green­wood. A world Cup win­ner in 2003 and now a Sky Sports An­a­lyst Green­wood had two spells at Har­lequins. Green­wood was an in­side cen­tre but he had a su­per­sti­tion about wear­ing num­ber 12 on his back so of­ten wore 13, more com­monly worn by out­side cen­tres. He was part of one of the most suc­cess­ful

Eng­land teams ever and re­tired with 55 Eng­land caps and

2 Lions caps.

Jason Leonard. AKA “the fun bus” is an­other ex-Har­lequin who the Rugby World won Cup in 2003. Leonard played prop and was the most capped in that po­si­tion with 119 un­til Welsh Prop Gethin Jenk­ins over­took him. Leonard has also been Pres­i­dent of the Rugby Foot­ball Union and con­tin­ues to work hard for the game of rugby and also many char­i­ties.

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