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London Skolars will face Super League giants Harlequins in the third annual Capital Challenge at White Hart Lane Community Stadium next Saturday 3 February, hoping to go one better than the last two meetings. Only one point has separated the two sides in 160 minutes of spectacular derby action in 2005 and 2006 with a draw and a last second one point win for Quins providing some real talking points.
Quins have previously sent a mainly second string team to White Hart Lane for the last pre-season game before Super League and the Northern Rail Cup get under way but their previous close shaves suggest that Quins coach Brian McDermott will bring a much stronger squad to Wood Green than his predecessor Tony Rea.
In 2005, the then-named London Broncos scraped home 19-18 with a last minute drop goal from Zeb Luisi and last year Latham Tawhai