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In: Paul Sackey (Stade Francais), Nick Kennedy (Toulon), Paul Doran-Jones (Northampton)
Out: James Johnston (Saracens), Olly Kohn (retired), Chris Brooker (Worcester Warriors)
The highest scoring team in the Premiership last season, Harlequins were beaten in their playoff semi-final by eventual winners Leicester Tigers.
Quins' opening win against Wasps, which ended 42-40, would be a motif for most of the entire season, as the London side scored plenty of points but also conceded an unhealthy amount.
There hasn’t been too much change in Conor O’Shea’s roster sine then, perhaps the biggest piece of business being Chris Robshaw’s contract extension until 2016.
Despite having one of the most talented squads in the league, inconsistency crept into Quins’ campaign last season and could threaten their attempts at success again this term.
Only for so long can a tactic orientated around always trusting in the ability to outscore one’s opponent last, and this could be where Harlequins’ system comes undone.
With two wins and a loss in preseason encounters with Glasgow Warriors, London Scottish and Racing Metro, the sense of inconsistency doesn’t appear to have disappeared over the summer period either.