November proved to be a month of off field progress for the Quins marketing and promotions machine, with the club getting involved in a number of initiatives to drive awareness around the capital. There were also encouraging signs that revenue from ticket sales would be up year on year although some fans are unhappy about the steep price rises of certain seats.
In on field matters there were positives reports from the early pre-season work, with injury victims Rob Purdham and Daniel Heckenberg back in full training. The club also ramped up its development work through the Community Coaching Programme, a recruitment programme for potential academy players and new opportunities for talent scouts.
On a less positive note the club appear resigned to the reality that former Warrington winger Henry Fa'afili will renege on the contract he signed for next season in order to remain with French rugby union side Biarritz. However, Fa'afili’s decision may in the passing of time be seen as a blessing to the club, given that he was allegedly recruited to play centre, a position in which he has looked rather less assured than his regular wing slot.