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Unusually, Harlequins will probably be feeling slightly relieved that they’re facing Bristol though. Indeed, none of the three teams; Bristol, Exeter and Sale, would have been eaopponentsnts, but their was just a slight feeling towards the latter part of the campaign that the other two teams looked tougher to beat.
In fact, Pat Lam’s table topping side faced both the two teams directly below them in the table over the last five gameweeks of the season, losing to each of them by at least eight point margins, which probably tells you all you need to know.
That said, it also works the other way around too and there is no doubt that the top three teams will have all been desperate to face Quins in their semi-final.
The men from southwest London haven’t made it to the playoffs since 2013/14, and the fans will be happy enough just to see their side get this far you’d imagine.
However, there is always a chance once you’re into knockout rugby and they’ve put in some impressive results on the road this term.
Indeed, they lost by two points visiting this stadium back in March and by just one point when going to Sandy Park that month too, but the most worrying part will be back-to-back defeats from their last two trips, one of which was a 45-12 demolition job by Sale against a heavily rotated Quins outfit.
Bristol 1-12 Points Winning Margin
One thing the London outfit can take away is that Bristol were the worst of the four to reach the playoffs on home turf this season, although they did only lose to both Sale and Exeter here.
It could well be a stretch too far for this Quins outfit, but one we can be sure on is them putting up a fight.
Only once from their last 20 league matches have they lost by more than eight points dating back to November, with five of those six defeats being agonisingly close, and we’d expect this one to go to the wire considering.