Harlequins put the boot into Falcons in LV=Cup

A sterling kicking performance from Rory Clegg saw the Harlequins record a 19-8 victory over Newcastle in the LV=Cup on Sunday afternoon.


Clegg kicked the Quins into the lead two minutes in, and the fly-half added a second 20 minutes later to double the advantage.


Rob Miller got his team on the scoreboard soon after with a penalty kick of his own, but Sam Smith managed the only try of the game for the visitors on the 30-minute mark, and Clegg duly fired home the conversion.


Clegg began to dominate play with the boot, and the 29-year-old added two quick-fire penalty kicks to open up a 16-point advantage.


The Falcons did manage to launch a late raid on the Quins, with Michael Tai crossing the line, but Miller was unable to make the most of the conversion and kicked his effort wide of the mark.


Final score Newcastle 8, Harlequins 19


Scorers


Newcastle
Try: Tait
Pen: Miller


Harlequins
Try: Smith
Con: Clegg
Pens: Clegg 4


Teams


Newcastle: R Chisholm, J Drauniniu, G Lowe, T Masson, S Smith, R Clegg, K Dickson, A Croall, M Cairns, M Lambert, L Stevenson, G Robson (cpt), C York, N Mcmillan, T Guest.


Replacements: C Brooker, J Marler, J Johnston, C Matthews, L Wallace, G Williams, W Luveniyali, O Lindsay-Hague


Harlequins:


1 ASTON CROALL, 2 MATT CAIRNS, 3 MARK LAMBERT, 4 LEWIS STEVENSON, 5 GEORGE ROBSON (Capt), 6 CHRIS YORK, 7 NEIL McMILLAN
8 TOM GUEST, 9 KARL DICKSON, 10 RORY CLEGG, 11 SAM SMITH, 12 TOSH MASSON, 13 GEORGE LOWE, 14 JOSH DRAUNINIU, 15 ROSS CHISHOLM


Replacements : 16 CHRIS BROOKER, 17 JOE MARLER, 18 JAMES JOHNSTON, 19 CHARLIE MATTHEWS, 20 LUKE WALLACE, 21 GARETH WILLIAMS, 22 WAISEA LUVENIYALI, 23 OLLIE LINDSAY-HAGUE

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