Harlequins down Grenoble to reach Challenge Cup final

Jamie Roberts on the attack for Harlequins

Harlequins beat Grenoble 30-6 in their European Rugby Challenge Cup at the Twickenham Stoop to book a place in the final

The result means that Harlequins will contest their fourth Challenge Cup final on the 13th of May in Lyon.

Harlequins will face the winner of the Montpellier vs Newport Gwent Dragons match.

Hosts Harlequins led 13-6 at half-time after Wales centre Jamie Roberts scored the opening try.

Nick Evans made his return from a broken leg in February and went on to score the host second try in the match.

Harlequins finished the try scoring when George Lowe went over for the English side’s third try.

Outgoing Harlequins Director of Rugby Conor O’Shea’s last match before he takes of Italy will now be the Challenge Cup final.

Final Score Harlequins 30 (13) Grenoble 6 (6)

Scorers

Harlequins
Tries – Roberts, Evans, Lowe
Pen – Botica 2, Evans
Con – Botica, Evans 2
Drop –

Grenoble
Tries –
Pen – Wisniewski 2
Con –
Drop –

Match Officials
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland),
Assistant ref: Marius Mitrea (Italy),
Assistant ref: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland),
TMO: Jim Yuille (Scotland),
Citing Commissioner: Iain Goodall (Scotland)

Teams 

Harlequins: Mike Brown; Marland Yarde, George Lowe, Jamie Roberts, Tim Visser; Ben Botica, Danny Care (c); Joe Marler, Joe Gray, Adam Jones, James Horwill, Sam Twomey, Chris Robshaw, Luke Wallace, Nick Easter

Replacements: Dave Ward, Mark Lambert, Kyle Sinckler, Charlie Matthews, Jack Clifford, Karl Dickson, Nick Evans, Ross Chisholm

Grenoble: Gio Aplon; Xavier Mignot, Chris Farrell, Nigel Hunt, Lucas Dupont; Jonathan Wisniewski, Charl McLeod; Sona Taumalolo, Arnaud Heguy, Dayna Edwards, Ben Hand (c), James Percival, Mahamadou Diaby, Fabien Alexandre, Steven Setephano

Replacements: Loick Jammes, Fabien Barcella, Walter Desmaison, Mathias Marie, Henry Vanderglas, James Hart, Fabien Gengenbacher, Fabrice Estebanez

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