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Harlequins vs Northampton Saints

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Harlequins 14-19 Saints

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Harlequins 26-25 Saints

Attendance

10,136

Referee

Mike Hudson

Harlequins
Harlequins
26

Summary

Full Time

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
25
Harlequins
T
C
T
C
T
T
C
KOHTFT
Northampton Saints
T
C
T
C
T
P
P

Saints shove forwards at the scrum again and appear to be over the ball but eventually it comes back to Jones to send into the stands and end the game. 

79

Saints push over halfway but the ball comes loose there and Quins will have the put in at the scrum with the final play. 

78

Saints maul forwards before the ball comes out and Fish breaks through off the back of it. Saints push forwards but the ball comes loose and Quins box it high. Hendy is under it and Saints go again.

77

Another huge shove from Saints at scrum time and Grayson sends the resulting penalty to touch. Lineout Saints just outside the Quins 22. 

75

Stafford sends the ball high off the restart and Skosan is there. He returns it and aerial tennis ensues. But James' kick goes dead and we come back for a Quins scrum. 

Benson...

... sends the conversion through to push Quins ahead. 

Try Quins.

The home side go end to end and it's eventually Wallace who's over the line in the corner. 

71

Saints maul forwards from the lineout and they keep pushing forwards off the back of it to. But the ball is turned over and Quins push out of their 22 quickly. 

70

Penalty for Saints at the breakdown as the come forwards and Grayson sends it into the corner. 

69

Replacement scrum-half Stafford boxes high off the restart, finding touch with his kick. Lineout Saints in Quins' half. 

Skosan enters the game as he replaces Collins now his sin bin period is up.

67

No conversion from Benson and Grayson restarts things.

Try Quins.

Eventually Quins' pressure and their extra man pays off as they send Anyanwu over for his second.

65

Another good scrum from Saints but Quins get over the ball at the next phase and Benson puts the resulting penalty into the corner.

Irvine is replaced by Lockett as we set the scrum, with Tonks joining him now his sin bin period is up. 

64

Another solid scrum from Saints but Quins manage to get the ball away this time. They push into Saints' half but knock the ball on there and Saints will have the scrum. 

63

Saints maul forwards but Quins disrupt it well and earn the put in at the scrum for their efforts.

62

Quins are found offside off the restart and Grayson sends the resulting penalty to touch for a lineout inside Quins' half. 

E Grayson and Garside enter the game as we restart, with Hutchinson and Carey making way. 

Grayson...

... sends the kick through!

60

Saints maul forwards and have an advantage coming as the ball comes out into the midfield. When Grayson's chip over the top finds Quins hands we come back for it and the fly half points to the posts. 

59

Penalty Saints at the scrum too and Grayson sends the ball to touch for a lineout just outside Quins' 22. 

A change at hooker for Saints, with Fish replacing Haywood as we set the scrum. 

58

James sends the ball high off the back of the maul and Quins eventually gather. They come wide but the final pass is forwards and Saints will have the scrum. 

57

Penalty Saints at the scrum after another huge shove! Grayson sends the ball into touch for a lineout back near halfway. 

But it's another yellow card for Saints, with Collins leaving the field as he's found offside in the build up.

56

Quins get close again and think they've scored but the referee says no try. They had another advantage coming though and we come back for it. 

54

Quins push towards Saints' line but are held but as they reach it. There's an advantage coming for them though and we come back for it. Benson puts the ball back into the corner.

James replaces Tupai as we set the resulting lineout.

It's Tonks who heads back to the benches as he's carded for not releasing as Quins close in on the try line. 

Tonks returns from injury to replace Newman as we restart.

51

Scrappy at the lineout but Quins manage to keep the ball. Good defence from Saints but Quins' continued pressure forces the error from Saints. And after a period of advantage we come back for penalty for a high tackle. Benson sends it to touch for a Quins lineout on Saints' 22. 

50

Saints build a few phases off the restart before Grayson sends the ball into touch. Lineout Quins back near halfway. 

Grayson...

... sends the ball through to extend Saints' lead.

48

Tupai boxes high off the back of the lineout and Quins gather. The play on but Saints are awarded a penalty at the breakdown and Grayson points to the posts. 

46

Penalty for Saints at the breakdown and Grayson sends it to touch for a lineout back near halfway. 

45

Quins turn the ball over off the back of the lineout though and Beard breaks through. He works into Saints' half before he's taken down and with bodies outside him Quins push up into Saints' 22. But the final pass is knocked on just short of the try line and Saints will have the scrum. 

44

Another impressive showing from Saints' forward pack at the scrum and they earn the penalty there. Grayson sends it into the corner for a lineout in Quins' 22. 

43

Quins send the ball high off the back the lineout and Gillespie is under it. Saints come forwards back into Quins' half but scrappy handling sees Quins with the put in at the scrum.

42

Saints maul forwards before Grayson and Hutchinson team up to put Gillespie through. He wrestles up to the five metre line but Quins get over the ball there and Benson sends the resulting penalty to touch. Lineout Quins on their own 22. 

41

Saints return the restart and are awarded a penalty as Quins obstruct as the ball comes back down. Grayson sends it into the corner. 

40

WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!

Benson gets us restarted here at the Stoop.

Saints come forwards off the lineout, sending the ball to Irvine on the wing. The No. 8 puts the ball on his boot with the clock in the red and though he and Collins are in chase, the ball beats them into touch and that's half-time.

39

Good pressure from Saints forces Steele to send it high and it heads into touch. Lineout Saints on halfway.

38

Another solid scrum from Saints and the ball comes wide quickly. But Grayson's looping pass for Collins finds touch instead of the winger's hands and Quins will have the lineout. 

36

Coles rips the ball in a tackle off the lineout and Saints come forwards but the ball goes loose and Quins gather. The home side whip the ball wide left but as it comes back inside they knock the ball on. Scrum Saints.

35

Free kick Saints at the scrum as Quins go early but Hendy is isolated as the ball comes wide and Benson sends the resulting penalty to touch. Lineout Quins just outside the Saints 22.

33

Grayson's conversion come off the posts but Quins sends the restart out on the full. Scrum Saints on halfway. 

TRYYYYY GILLESPIE!!!

Advantage coming for Saints from the scrum and though the ball is scrappy after that, Gillespie scoops up the loose ball and slides in in the corner!

31

Saints send the ball high off the scrum and Quins knock the ball on as it comes down. We'll have another Saints scrum, this time in the Quins 22.

29

Quins push to the halfway line off the restart but Saints' defence forces a knock on from the home side and Saints will have the scrum. 

Iyogun – who took an knock in the maul try – makes way for Auterac as we restart.

Grayson...

... adds the extras too!

TRYYYYYYY HAYWOOD!!

Saints maul from the lineout and there's no stopping it from close-range, Haywood is at the base for the score!

25

A sweeping attack from Saints sees the ball come wide quickly off the lineout and though the ball comes forward out wide, the referee was playing advantage to Saints. Grayson sends it into the corner. 

24

Big shove from Saints at the scrum and they're awarded a penalty. But Grayson's kick to touch stays in field and Quins play on. Saints defend well and earn a penalty as Irvine gets over the ball. Grayson sends it to touch and Saints will have the lineout.

23

Another solid scrum from Saints but Quins keep the ball and come wide. Morris looks to be close but the referee spots a knock on in the build up, scrum Saints. 

22

Benson breaks through on the halfway line and works into Saints' 22 before he's taken down. There's an advantage coming for Quins as Saints are found offside and we eventually come back for it. Quins opt for the scrum. 

20

Solid scrum from Saints and Tupai pull the switch play with Hutchinson. He finds Hendy and the fullback kicks through into space but his kick just heads straight into touch and Quins will have the lineout on halfway. 

19

Saints push forwards but as Tupai's pass out the back of the ruck makes contact with the referee, Saints will have the scrum. 

18

Steele chips over the top after good pressure from Saints in defence, the ball bobbles into touch and Saints will have the lineout. 

17

Saints come forwards again off the restart and work up to the halfway line quickly. Quins knock the ball on in the tackle but the referee calls advantage over as the ball leaves Grayson's boot and his kick heads straight out. Lineotu Quins inside Saints' half.

Grayson...

... adds the touchline conversion too!

TRYYYYYY HENDYYY!!

A turnover from Newman off the back of the lineout puts Saints in a perfect attacking position, and all the ball comes wide to the fullback Hendy gets over the whitewash!

14

A lovely move from Saints sees Hendy through a gap and with Collins on his shoulder Saints are quickly into Quins' 22. But Litchfield gets pushed into touch as he accepts Collins' offload and Quins will have the lineout.

12

Steele boxes high off the restart again and Hendy is under it. He sends it high too but as Quins return it the ball heads straight out. Lineout Saints on halfway. 

Benson...

... sends the conversion over too.

Try Quins.

A continued attack on the edges of Saints' defence eventually creates a gap for Quins, with Morris making space for a waiting Steele to dart through and score.

9

Quins slowly inch into Saints' 22 off the lineout but a good period of defence from Saints hold them out. 

8

Saints make some good ground but Quins turn the ball over at the ruck. And though the ball ends up back in Saints' hands, they are found offside. Benson sends the resulting penalty to touch for a lineout in Saints' 22. 

7

Steele finds touch off the restart and Saints will have the lineout inside Quins' half.

Benson...

... sends the conversion through too. 

Try Quins.

The home side maul towards the try line and with another advantage coming, Quins whip the ball out to the midfield where Anyanwu goes over just right of the posts.

3

Quins look to maul but Saints hold firm and force the home side to bring the ball wide. But Quins are awarded an advantage there and eventually we come back for it. Benson puts it into the corner again.

1

Steele box kicks high from the restart, finding Hendy just inside the Quins half. Saints push from there, whipping the ball from left to right looking for a gap in Quins' line. But the home defence is strong and they earn a penalty at the breakdown for their efforts. Benson sends the ball into the corner.

HERE WE GO!

We're underway here at the Stoop as Grayson gets us started here. 

Opposition LineupHarlequins

15
Nick David
14
Oscar Beard
13
Huw Jones
12
Lennox Anyanwu
11
Aaron Morris
10
Jamie Benson
9
Scott Steele
1
Santiago Garcia Botta
2
Jack Musk
3
Craig Trenier
4
Hugh Tizard
5
George Hammond
6
Viliami Taulani
7
Luke Wallace
8
Archie White

SubsHarlequins

16
George Head
17
Tom Osborne
18
Will Hobson
19
Christian Scotland-Williamson
20
Makeen Alikhan
21
Jack Stafford
22
Hayden Hyde
23
Tyrone Green
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