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- European Rugby Champions Cup
- Pool 3
- 12th Jan 2013
- KO 13:35
- Ground: The Stoop
- Att: 13,270
Harlequins v Connacht - Live
full-time Harlequins 47 Connacht 8
80 CONVERSION, HARLEQUINS, BOTICA! 47-8. Botica seals the win with an easy two-pointer! The referee blows the final whistle and Quins thoroughly deserve this win which secures their spot in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals as the Pool Three winners!
80 TRY, HARLEQUINS, BOTICA! 45-8. Despite their huge lead, Quins are still throwing the ball around with gay abandon. Monye goes close before Botica burrows his way over the try-line from close quarters!
80 CONVERSION, HARLEQUINS, BOTICA! 40-8. Ben Botica has taken over the kicking duties from Evans and adds the extras!
79 TRY, HARLEQUINS, LOWE! 38-8. George Lowe scores after gathering a grubber kick from Evans inside Connact's 22!
76 Quins are penalised for a scrum infringement and the visitors attack quickly through Vainikolo. He's kept in check though as Robshaw brings him to ground.
73 Quins are turning on the style by playing an open expansive game but lose possession when Maurie Fa'asavalu knocks on deep inside Connacht's half.
70 Quins are awarded a penalty when Connacht infringe at a ruck for the umpteenth time! Evans puts the ball into touch close to the halfway line.
68 Evans launches a box kick which bounces around inside Connacht's 22. James Loxton, who is on for O'Halloran, gathers and does well to run himself out of trouble despite Monye's attentions.
65 TRY, HARLEQUINS, MONYE! 33-8. Monye beats three defenders before crossing the whitewash to score the bonus-point try for the hosts!
63 TRY, CONNACHT, O'CONNOR! 28-8. Johnny O'Connor breaks away from a driving maul close to Quins' try-line and gets in for his side's first try!
60 YELLOW CARD, CONNACHT, REYNECKE! Ethienne Reynecke is also sin binned for his part in the altercation with Marler.
60 YELLOW CARD, HARLEQUINS, MARLER! The Quins and England prop is sent off for an off-the-ball incident involving Ethienne Reynecke.
59 The visitors are trying desperately to get something from this game and are now running from all areas of the field. They don't seem to get anywhere as Quins' defence is well organised.
56 James Johnston breaks away from a ruck and tries to offload to George Lowe. The pass is a poor one and all Lowe can do is kick ahead. The ball rollos over Connacht's tryline where Griffin dots down.
53 TRY, HARLEQUINS, WILLIAMS! 28-3. From a scrum on Connacht's five-metre line, Quins create an overlap and Williams gets an easy run-in for his second try!
52 YELLOW CARD, CONNACHT, VAINIKOLO! Fetu'u Vainikolo is sent to the sin bin for a push on Monye! Connacht are down to 13 men!
52 Evans puts a kick through for Monye to chase but the big wing fails to gather.
50 Eoin Griffin runs onto a pass from Jarvis but is nailed by a big hit from Williams.
49 YELLOW CARD, CONNACHT, O'CONNOR.Johnny O'Connor receives his marching orders for a professional foul at a ruck
46 Mike McCarthy takes the ball into contact but makes little progress as he is stopped in his tracks by three Quins defenders!
44 Harlequins try to attack off a driving maul at a line-out but Connacht to well to keep them in check with a counter-shove. Danny Care eventually gathers and goes on an attacking run before being tackled by Johnny O'Connor.
43 CONVERSION, HARLEQUINS, EVANS! 23-3. Evans adds the extra to put more daylight between his side and the visitors!
42 TRY, HARLEQUINS, WILLIAMS! 21-3. TOm Williams scores in the right-hand corner despite a desperate cover-tackle from O'Halloran! This after running onto a pass from Brown who beat three defenders before offloading.
40 Jarvis gets the second half started with a deep kick which is gathered by Mike Brown. He boots the ball upfield.
Half-time Harlequins 16 Connacht 3
40 PENALTY, HARLEQUINS, EVANS! 16-3. Evans adds another three-pointer after the visitors' front-row capitulate at another scrum. The half-time whistle goes soon after this and the players head into the sheds. After battling to gain control in the early stages, Quins have really stepped up a gear during the latter stages of the half and deserve this lead. Connacht will have to sort out their set-pieces -especially their scrums - as that is where it's going wrong for them.
39 Connacht scrum-half Kieran Marmion is pinned for not putting the ball in straight at a scrum. Quins opt to take another scrum when thry receive possesion.
36 CONVERSION, HARLEQUINS, EVANS! 13-3. Evans adds the extras to extend the home side's lead.
35 TRY, HARLEQUINS, PENALTY TRY! 11-3. Quins are awarded a penalty try when the Connacht scrum disintegrates close to their try-line. This after the referee had already penalised Denis Buckley for ilegal scrummaging shortly before that.
32 Evans puts the ball out on Connacht's five metre line after the visitors are penalised for a ruck infringement just inside their own half.
30 Andrew Browne tries to launch an attack off the back of a scrum but knocks on at the critical moment.
28 Once again Harlequins attack from deep inside their half but fail to make an impact when George Robson knocks on inside Connacht's half.
26 Harlequins attack off a scrum but cannot breach the advantage line. They are eventually awarded a penalty when Harris-Wright is pinned for playing the ball on the ground. Evans fails to make him pay when his shot at goal goes off target.
23 O'Halloran runs onto a pass form Jarvis and slices through the Quins defence! He is eventually brought to ground deep inside Quins' 22 by Monye but the hosts gain a reprieve when O'Halloran hold onto the ball on the ground.
21 Matt Hopper races into his 22 to retrieve a loose ball. He is confronted by O'Halloran but does well to put the ball into touch just short of the halfway mark.
19 Connacht attack from deep inside their half! Jarvis races away and when Quins' cover-defence moves in he tries to offload to Eoin Griffin. They're on different wavelengths, however, and the pass goes to ground!
17 Harlequins are on the attack just outside Connacht's 22. They're giving the ball plenty of air but the visitors are defending like Trojans!
15 Connacht suffer a setback when Eoin McKeon limps off the field with a leg injury. He is replaced by Mick Kearney.
14 PENALTY, HARLEQUINS, EVANS! 6-3. Evans adds another three-pointer to extend the hosts' lead after Jason Harris-Wright infringes at a ruck.
12 PENALTY, CONNACHT, JARVIS! 3-3. Matthew Jarvis draws the visitors level after Quins' backs go offside.
10 Tiernan O'Halloran does well to regather from the kick off for Connacht! He offloads to Michael Swift who goes to ground deep inside Quins' 22.
9 PENALTY, HARLEQUINS, EVANS! 3-0. Nick Evans adds the first points from the kicking tee after Andrew Browne is pinned for not releasing Care on the ground after a tackle.
7 Fetu'u Vainikolo goes on a mazy run! He bumps off Tom Casson before offloading to Dave McSharry.
6 Jarvis tries to put Eoin McKeon into space. The big number eight knocks on and Danny Care hoofs the ball upfield.
4 Johnny O'Connor breaks out and takes the ball into Quins' half. Matthew Jarvis then carries further but is brought to ground by Evans.
2 Nick Evans gathers the ball at the base of a scrum just outside Connacht's 22. He sets up a ruck and soon Mike Brown takes the ball into contact. He spins out of a couple of tackles before being brought to groun on the 22 metre line, where the referee awards the put-in at a scrum to the hosts.
Kick-off Nick Evans gets us underway! Connacht fail to control his kick and Ugo Monye gathers the loose ball.
Team News Matthew Jarvis and Eoin McKeon start for Connacht in place of the injured Dan Parks and George Naoupu. Johnny O'Connor returns from injury to boost the side at openside flanker.
Team News Mike Brown returns at full-back for Harlequins after being rested against London Welsh, with Maurie Fa'asavalu also returning at blindside flanker. Ugo Monye makes his 200th appearance for the club.
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