Harlequins has a rich heritage in rugby in the UK and abroad. For almost a century and a half the club has contributed generously to the development of the game both on and off the pitch. On the pitch, Harlequins’ players have performed with distinction not just for England but for other nations; in the process, bringing honour on themselves and the club.
The club has a reputation for producing and attracting players who have been innovators, for example, Ronnie Poulton-Palmer, Adrian Stoop and William Wavell Wakefield in the first quarter of the 20th Century. Between them they contributed to the club being associated with an attractive style of rugby.
The club’s influence extends beyond this country via a network of affiliate clubs around the world. They include Harlequins Pretoria, Kenya Harlequins, Harlequins Melbourne and Dallas Harlequins among others. These clubs have added to Harlequins heritage not just through name association but also through their adoption of the club’s style of play.