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Champions Saracens will play Harlequins in the first rugby match at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the Gallagher Premiership has confirmed with the release of its 2019-20 fixtures.
Experienced Fiji winger Vereniki Goneva has joined Harlequins from Newcastle Falcons, the club announced in a statement.
South Africa international Travis Ismaiel will join Premiership club Harlequins after this year's World Cup.
Saracens will host future London derby matches against Harlequins at Tottenham's new White Hart Lane stadium.
Harlequins have suspended Dave Ward for one game after the hooker was shown a yellow card for stamping on Wasps' Thomas Young at Twickenham on Saturday.
Harelquins flanker James Chisholm has been banned for three weeks by the RFU for a challenge during Saturday's 38-14 defeat at Bath.
Harlequins have confirmed the signing of Namibian captain Renaldo Bothma on a long-term deal, with the 27 year-old joining from Super Rugby's side, the Bulls.
Harlequins forward Mat Luamanu has been handed a five-week suspension by the RFU for dangerous tackling.
Harlequins battle past Exeter while Gloucester comeback against Saracens
Ahead of Round 7 of the Aviva Premiership, we bring you all the team news.
Edinburgh edged past Harlequins 36-35 in thrilling encounter in the European Challenge Cup.
- HQUIN9thTries Scored 1st Northampton Saints : 30 Tries ScoredNTHMP1st1830
- HQUIN8thPoints Difference 1st Saracens : 121 Points DifferenceSARAC1st-49121