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Friday, October 09, 2009

Harlequins and Bath play out a classic last ten minutes

Harlequins and Bath, the two clubs who shared most of the preseason bad press, met at the Twickenham Stoop in the Guinness Premiership last weekend. For most of the match, it was dull and uninspiring, but the last ten minutes had everyone on the edge of their seats.

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Neither side could break the other as two Nicky Little penalties to one from Nick Evans put the visitors up by 6-3. Evans later tied the scores with six minutes left, before centre Shontayne Hape crossed for the try that looked to have won it.

Despite relentless pressure and repeated infringements with time up, it looked as though Bath were going to hang on.

Deep into injury time Nick Easter barged over for the winning try that the video referee had decided was fairly scored. Nick Evans slotted the conversion, and Quins got their first win of the season, much to the delight of their players. 13-11 it ended.

Quins coach John Kingston hailed their resolve after they snatched the late win.

"I wonder what their emotions were, seeing the chances we created but didn't take then we allowed them a soft try. Yet they displayed a wonderful never-say-die spirit," he said.

Time: 10:45



  • Nick Evans could have taken longer with that kick!! lol crazy. Nicely done though. Exciting end to the match.

    By Anonymous Dave, at October 09, 2009 1:07 pm  

  • Hape nearly broke himself with that dive

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 09, 2009 1:58 pm  

  • I didn't know the game and was glad I stopped reading when you said to, thanks.

    By Blogger Gilles, at October 09, 2009 2:02 pm  

  • superb. not as thrilling as the stade drop goal but few endings to games can beat that.

    have to admire the persistance

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 09, 2009 2:12 pm  

  • Look at Johnny F at guard, not paying attention and goes too high.


    By Anonymous The Inside Shoulder, at October 09, 2009 2:14 pm  

  • Imagine if they charged down the conversion though, haha.

    By Anonymous Franky, at October 09, 2009 2:47 pm  

  • Good to see Quins reaction at the end and how much it means to them. Very hard to come back from what happened last year with everyone against you.

    By Anonymous theboss, at October 09, 2009 2:49 pm  

  • Good to see an ethusiastic crowd! :D

    What was the match last year that went through 23 or so phases past full-time with the trailing team scoring a try??

    By Anonymous Phil, at October 09, 2009 3:23 pm  

  • that was quins v stade francais. quins won through a drop goal not a try, though that doesnt stop it being amazing. in fact them having to set it up and do it in pretty poor conditions made it even more exciting

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 09, 2009 3:29 pm  

  • Phil, that was also a Harlequins match, if you're referring to what I think you are.

    An anonymous mentioned it, but it was in the Heineken Cup and Stade Francais was winning until some (29, I believe) phases after full-time, Nick Evans slotted a drop goal and won the match.

    Harlequins are going to have a reputation/tradition to maintain if they keep winning games this way...

    By Anonymous tired, at October 09, 2009 3:32 pm  

  • haha i remember watching this. absolutely brilliant. i was jumping up and down when they scored that last try. :D

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 09, 2009 4:03 pm  

  • brilliant game to watch for a neutral. hats off to quins deserved it and happy to see there reactions after the game congrats quins!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 09, 2009 5:16 pm  

  • that ginger fly half does not look like a great player. unless somebody can tell me otherwise.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 09, 2009 5:40 pm  

  • if youre on about nick evans then you are severely mistaken

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 09, 2009 6:20 pm  

  • Tiesi knows how to tackle.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 10, 2009 9:58 pm  

  • One question about your description:
    Deep into 'injury time'? WTF Is this football (soccer) or frikken rugby?

    By Anonymous Stubby, at October 13, 2009 7:32 am  

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