Harlequins FC win LV= Cup
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Harlequins FC secured what could be the first of a possible treble of trophies this season as they lifted the Anglo Welsh LV= Cup defeating their fellow Aviva Premiership rivals the Sale Sharks by a 32-14 margin at Sixways.
This win over The Sharks marks the first time that the London side has won the domestic knockout Cup competition in any of its several guises since the 1991 season. Winger Tom Williams, centre Tom Casson, number eight Tom Guest and flank player Luke Wallace all crossed the line for The Quins.
Ben Botica, the fly half for The Quins added another 12 points for the reigning Aviva Premiership champions with three conversions and two penalties. The only touchdown for the Sale Sharks came when centre Johnny Leota crossed the line for them in second half. The win was almost deserved for Harlequins FC and having won the first title of the season, they will now look towards winning the Aviva Premiership title again, where they are already leading the table and looking good for making the playoffs and are also in contention for the Heineken Cup.
The Quins raced to a 8-0 lead quite early on and Botica kicked a 40 meter ball before piling on the pressure even more on the Sale Sharks.
The match was mostly a very uneven battle between two sides, one of which is fighting for a treble of trophies while the other is fighting to survive in the Aviva Premiership and the way Harlequins FC got the better of their opponents, it clearly goes on to show the gulf in class between the top and the bottom sides of the Aviva Premiership, something which the Rugby Football Union must address in order to maintain equilibrium in the league.