Harlequins edge Gloucester at the death

Harlequins came from behind and scored a late try to beat Gloucester 15-22 to earn their first Aviva Premiership victory at Kingholm since February 1999.

Second-half tries from Luke Wallace and Charlie Walker helped Harlequins defeat

Trailing 10-12 at the break, the scores from the flanker and wing saw them pick
up the victory that lifts them up the standings ahead of Saturday.

Gloucester in fact led 0-12 at one point in the first-half as four penalties
from England international Billy Twelvetrees put the hosts in a good place.

But just before the half-hour mark a try from Quins number eight Nick Easter
set the visitors on the comeback trail and they didn’t look back, with Gloucester’s
only further points coming from the boot of replacement for Rob Cook, Aled Thomas.

Final Score Gloucester 15 (12) Harlequins (10) 22


Tries –
Pen – Twelvetrees 4, A. Thomas
Con –
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – Easter, Wallace, Walker
Pen – Evans
Con – Evans 2
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
: Andrew Small (111th Premiership game).
Assistant Referees: Paul Burton and Paul Dix.
TMO: Keith Lewis



Rob Cook; Charlie Sharples, Billy Meakes, Mark Atkinson, Henry Purdy; Billy Twelvetrees (capt), Dan Robson; Nick Wood, Darren Dawidiuk, John Afoa; Tom Palmer, James Hudson; Tom Savage, Matt Kvesic, Ross Moriarty

Replacements:Richard Hibbard, James Gibbons, Yann Thomas, Elliott Stooke, Gareth Evans, Callum Braley, Aled Thomas, Dan Thomas


15. Ross Chisholm, 14. Charlie Walker, 13. Matt Hopper, 12. George Lowe, 11. Ollie Lindsay-Hague, 10. Nick Evans, 9. Karl Dickson, 8. Nick Easter (C), 7. Luke Wallace, 6. Joe Trayfoot, 5. George Robson, 4. Charlie Matthews, 3. Kyle Sinckler, 2. Dave Ward ,1. Mark Lambert

Replacements : 16. Rob Buchanan, 17. Darryl Marfo, 18. Seb Adeniran-Olule, 19. Sam Twomey, 20. Jack Clifford, 21. Jordan Burns, 22. Tim Swiel, 23. Tom Casson

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