If Quins are to finish in the Premiership's top four this season, they will hope to have sewn up their place in the play-offs by the end of March.

Never mind what director of rugby John Kingston will say about every game being tough at this level, the club nonetheless faces a run-in no team will envy.

They open the campaign with league new boys at the London Double header on September 3, before finishing the first month of the campaign when Saracens visit the Stoop on September 24.

Gloucester will visit Twickenham for the Big Game fixture on December 27 and Quins start the new year with the visit of Sale Sharks.

But it is the final month that will have fans and players getting sweaty.

Quins head to Wembley to face Saracens on April 9, before hosting Exeter Chiefs a week later.

Wasps are then the visitors on April 29 and, as if that wasn't enough, the season closes with a difficult trip to Franklin's Gardens to take on Northampton Saints on May 6.