Bringing rugby to all parts of the capital is something Harlequins pride themselves on, and community manager Gerald Kelly insists the award-winning Inner London Player Development Programme has made great strides in doing so.
The season may be over, but Worcester Warriors, Saracens and Harlequins were still able to celebrate their efforts off the pitch in the last 12 months after winning awards at the All Parliamentary Premiership Rugby Community Awards 2013 in London.
Moving to Allianz Park may have been a breakthrough for the professional rugby at Saracens, but sport development manager Simone Shepherd insists it also had a positive impact in the community after the club's Scrummy! Programme was rewarded last night.
A fast start and a gutsy finish ensured Northampton Saints upset table toppers Saracens 27-13 in their play-off clash and secured a spot in the Aviva Premiership Grand Final for the first time in their history.
A wonderful try from Mathew Tait put the finishing touches to a rampant 33-16 victory for Leicester Tigers, who booked a place in their ninth consecutive Aviva Premiership final at the expense of Harlequins.