Quins are aiming for a top four finish this season according to lock George Merrick.

Ahead of Bath’s visit on Saturday the 25-year-old says the club need to make amends for last season’s underwhelming campaign.

“Coming up to the business end we want to be in the top four,” said Merrick.

“We aren’t here to mess about, last year wasn’t good for us and we’re trying to write all the wrongs that we did, hopefully at the end of the season we’ll have something to show for it and that will be the play-offs.”

Reflecting on the defeat at Northampton Merrick says the performance was pleasing despite the score line.

“The game wasn’t ideal for us, it’s never an easy game and I think we played well, we showed what we’re capable of up front against a big Northampton pack and we were just unfortunate not to get the win.”

The Carshalton born man says there may need to be change in tact for this weekend’s game as Bath still pose an attacking threat despite starting the season without a win following a defeat at Bristol and draw against Gloucester last week.

“We know Bath are great going forward and we can’t give a player like Rokoduguni too much ball, so this week it may be a bit more running with ball in hand, and then kicking in the right areas.”

Merrick was speaking with Mike Brown at the launch of the club’s charity kit launch, which the team will wear at the Big 11 game on December 29 in Twickenham.

The shirt, named ‘Quintessential Flash,’ is designed to ‘come alive’ with inbuilt flash technology, meaning that when images are taken with a flash the shirt will illuminate and radiate Quins colours from certain parts of the shirt.

“We have had some great Jerseys over the years with adidas,” said Brown, “But this one is special.
“I have never seen anything like it and I know our supporters are going to be as excited as the players are about it. I can’t wait to see it come alive at Twickenham for the Big Game.”

For each shirt sold, money will be donated to the Harlequins Foundation which help find solutions to tackle inequality, poor health and the challenges facing the most vulnerable people in society.