HARLEQUINS HAVE BEEN dealt a blow with the news both Nick Evans and Chris Robshaw have been ruled out of Saturday’s crunch European Champions Cup game against Leinster at the Aviva Stadium.
Evans lasted just 11 minutes of last weekend’s game against Matt O’Connor’s side before being forced off with a groin problem.
The 34-year-old was replaced by Tim Swiel and his absence for the second part of the double-header represents a significant setback for the English Premiership side as they look to take control of Pool 2.
Robshaw, meanwhile, will sit out Saturday’s game because of a shoulder injury he sustained during the 24-18 win at the Twickenham Stoop.
The England flanker will see a specialist later this week and while ‘Quins are hopeful of Evans returning to action next week, the extent of Robshaw’s injury has yet to be determined.
Harlequins are currently top of Pool 2 with 12 points from three games and can take a major step towards qualification if they can make it four wins from win in the return leg.