HARLEQUINS STAY TOP

Harlequins beat Worcester at The Stoop to stay at the top the table, seven points clear of the second team, Saracens.

They beat Worcester 16 to 14, with just two points separating the two sides.

A heavy downpour prior to the match made playing conditions very tough for both the teams and the Premiership leaders had to battle it out to get past Worcester to keep their lead intact.

It was Evan’s boots that ensured that Harlequins win in the match though he missed two chances in the second half. Worcester put in a lot of pressure in the early stages of the match and this was rewarded after Gray converted a sixth minute penalty to get them very important points. George Lowe returned to play for the Harlequins for the first time since November and he produced a brilliant try saving tackle to deny the flying wing of Worcester but Benjamin bundled over just a few seconds later.

Mike Brown, the English full back who recently returned from domestic duties came very close to scoring the first points for Harlequins but he just was not able to get his hands on a chip ahead.

Marcel Garvey made a brilliant sixty yard break but could not keep his composure and make the decisive pass to Benjamin. Harlequins finally scored some points when Evans successfully converted his penalty in the twenty second minute of the game.

Harlequins gained a very crucial five point advantage just after sixty minutes into the game as Evans scored a three pointer but Worcester were proving to be a determined oppositions as they won a penalty from the scrum and Gray made most of the chances to make it 16 points to 14. Evans missed two important kicks at goals as Harlequins scrum won their team two excellent late penalties but they both proved to be just academic.

Harlequins won a thrilling encounter against Worcester to take a seven point lead over Saracens at the top of the Aviva Premiership.

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