Worcester Warriors v Harlequins Saturday 29th December
� Worcester were very disappointed to go down late in the game to London Irish last Sunday and still await their first win of the season.
� They have now lost their last 6 matches in the Guinness Premiership.
� They did manage to gain a bonus point though which now puts them level with Leeds, both on 5 points.
� They have played 3 matches at Sixways this season losing to Saracens and Sale and drawing with London Wasps.
� Both Rico Gear and Sam Tuitupou will be making their home debuts in the Guinness Premiership on Saturday.
� Harlequins were beaten at home by Saracens last Saturday and drop to 6th place with 4 wins from 8.
� 19 of their 22 points have come at home though and they have lost all 3 matches away from the Stoop this season.
� In fact they have not won away in the Guinness Premiership since February when they beat Northampton.
� Worcester and Harlequins have only met 4 times in the Premiership since 2004.
� Worcester completed a league double over Harlequins in 2004/05 season.
� Harlequins completed a league double over Worcester last season.
� Harlequins won at Sixways for the one and only occasion exactly a year ago this weekend.
Trends and Trivia
� Worcester have only scored 19 of their 134 points this season in the first 20 minutes of matches including only 1 try.
� 8 of Worcester's 14 tries scored have come in the final quarter of matches.
� Shane Drahm is Worcester's leading points scorer this season with 62.
� Marcel Garvey and Pat Sanderson are the only Worcester players to score 2 tries this season.
� Thinus Delport leads the way in the Guinness Premiership on two counts this season. He has made 13 clean breaks and made 668 metres, the most by any player.
� Harlequins only need 9 more points to become the 4th club to score 200 points this season.
� Harlequins continue to defend well in the opening period of their matches. They have only conceded 15 points from 183 in total in the first 20 minutes of their games.
� Only 3 of Harlequins' 21 tries this season have been scored by the forward pack.
� Worcester and Harlequins have conceded more tries this season to forwards, 9 and 7 respectively, than any other teams.
� Chris Malone of Harlequins is the league's leading points scorer with 86 this season.
� He has kicked more conversions,14, than any other player.
� On the negative side, he has missed more penalty attempts, 12, than any other player.
� Simon Keogh has scored the most tries for Harlequins with 4.
Flanker Chris Robshaw with 88 has made the most tackles in the Guinness Premiership this season.