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HARLEQUINS EMERGE VICTORS IN WORCESTER SHOWDOWN

A show down between Harlequins and Worcester ended in a victory for the Quins as a bonus point saw them secure a great position at the top of pool three for the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

It was one hell of a superb game throughout except for one period during the first half of the game. Worcester was in an impressive form as they went on with a one point lead heading into the final quarter of the game.

This was made possible by tries from centre Wynard Oliver, hooker Joe Taufete’e and wing Bryce Heem. Fly half Ryan Mills also converted two and went on to add a penalty.

For the Harlequins, their own three tries had come from wing Charlie Walker, wing Alofa Alofa and lock Charlie Matthews. They were all converted by Ruaridh Jackson, before the 28-22 win by the visitors was secured finally by another converted Alofa touchdown.

The early exchanges into the game, saw Worcester release two early sucker punches. Before the Quins were able to fully settle into the game, the hosts were already 14 points to the good, with fluid play.

With a minute into the game, Heem had set up Oliver for a cross, while Mills converted from wide out. The ninth minute saw Oliver find a pace on the left, sending the ball to Heem in the inside who had a better chance of scoring. Heem pushed on and ran under the posts, thereby making Mills conversion simple.

For the final 15 minutes of the first half, it remained a stalemate. When the second period opened, Worcester made an increase in their lead by forcing a couple of penalties inside the 22 of the Harlequins.

Quins bounced back with an interception from Matthews who then galloped down to the posts before giving Jackson an easy conversion.