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- European Rugby Champions Cup
- Pool 4
- 12th Oct 2013
- KO 15:40
- Ground: The Stoop
Harlequins v Scarlets - Live
80 HARLEQUINS 26-33 SCARLETS
80 Final play then as Harlequins set up a scrum on the left in the Scarlets half. Secured by Guest, into the 22. Harlequins looking for the open channel, seven phases in now. Choke tackle on Botica wins the Scarlets the ball, and they get the win! A famous win away from home for the Scarlets in an excellent performance, Harlequins starting too slowly. Great tries from Scott and Jordan Williams capped a fine victory for the visitors as Quins' dire run continues.
79 Quins penalised for taking the man out in the air, so the Scarlets can breathe again. Lineout outside their own 22, scrappy as the Scarlets knock on at the ruck and Harlequins have one more chance!
77 Lineout secure, Quins building the phases near the line. Wide pass from Evans to Sackey... is he in? Looked a brilliant tackle, upstairs to the TMO. Great cover tackle from L.Williams so the Scarlets have the lineout.
75 YELLOW CARD, HARLEQUINS, R.EVANS! Ball out as Dickson pounces to win the penalty for Quins. Lineout outside the Scarlets 22 - maul spinning infield and over that 22 line. Huge ground made and the Scarlets in trouble, a second yellow card for the visitors for Rob Evans.
73 S.Shingler unable to add the long-range penalty, so the Scarlets remain under pressure. They have a scrum though in Quins territory.
70 Knock on by Turnbull under the high ball, so Quins with a central attacking scrum. Blindside move doesn't come off as Sackey loses possession. Scarlets break through Price and then the Scarlets win the penalty at the breakdown. Shingler within range.
68 TRY, HARLEQUINS, BROWN! 26-33: Fine hands from Quins in the opposition redzone. Guest takes a tricky pass as the hosts hammer away at the line. Brown decides to break on the outside and beats J.Williams to cut inside and score. Evans converts from the touchline to bring Harlequins within seven points.
66 Quins now hoping for a losing bonus point as Sackey is involved again going forward, but there are being given little joy. Lineout inside the Scarlets' 22.
64 TRY, SCARLETS, J.WILLIAMS! 19-33: Another brilliant try from a Williams! This time Jordan Williams produces some magic skipping down the left touchline after bouncing out of a tackle, cutting inside Hopper for the finish. Priestland converts as the visitors look to have won this now.
62 PENALTY, HARLEQUINS, EVANS! 19-26: Another penalty as the Scarlets are on a warning from the referee. Simple points chance for Evans who chips the ball over, deficit is back to seven.
60 Another penalty to Quins in kicking range as the Scarlets penalty count just begins to creep up as the half goes on. Rather than go for points, Evans kicks into the corner.
58 S.Williams shanks a kick into touch so Quins attack again, Robshaw charging forward. Kick bounces well for Hopper who kicks through, but the bounce beats T.Williams so the Scarlets have a 22.
56 PENALTY, HARLEQUINS, EVANS! 16-26: Quins attempting to build momentum and do so as Sackey and Wallace combine down the left, setting up a penalty shot for Evans. No problem for the former All Black as Quins claw back points on the board.
54 PENALTY, SCARLETS, PRIESTLAND! 4/4 for Priestland as the Scarlets move 13 points ahead.
53 Monster scrum from the Scarlets as the backs rush in to congratulate the pack. Another kickable penalty.
51 Scarlets winning the contact area with another turnover, S.Smith knocking on for a Scarlets scrum. Care and S.Smith off for Dickson and Sackey.
49 PENALTY, SCARLETS, PRIESTLAND! 13-23: Third penalty of the afternoon for Priestland as the Scarlets go back to ten points in front.
47 Scrum penalty to the Scarlets, who only have seven men with Lee off, so Priestland finds a good touch. Recovered by Quins as Merrick fumbles a pass and the Scarlets pounce at the breakdown. Davies with a break as the Scarlets have an advantage. L.Williams with a speculative shot at goal as we come back for the penalty.
45 Excellent touchfinder from Evans on the angle pins the Scarlets back in their 22. Visitors clear their lines and then a pass by Marler is forward, handing the Scarlet a scrum in their half.
44 DROP GOAL, HARLEQUINS, EVANS! 13-20: Lineout won by Quins and Evans wastes no time in dropping back and sending over a drop goal. Gap cut to seven points.
43 YELLOW CARD, SCARLETS, LEE! Scarlets prop is sin-binned for making contact with the boot on the face of Care. Opportunity for Quins.
42 Kicking tennis between the two sides ends in a Quins lineout inside the Scarlets' half. They get the penalty, but it could be more. Referee checking with the TMO for foul play...
40 Second half underway with a Scarlets lineout inside Quins territory. Davies on the switch but the ball is lost forward, Robshaw recovering and Hopper clearing long.
40 HARLEQUINS 10-20 SCARLETS
40 TRY, SCARLETS, S.WILLIAMS! 10-20: Disrupted scrums causing the clock to wind down at the end of the first half but Scott Williams has just woken the crowd up with a phenomenal try! The Wales centre bursts into space, fixes Care with the dummy and then outpaces Hopper to score under the posts. Outstanding try. Scarlets ahead by 10 and well-worthy of their lead at the break.
37 Scarlets turnover the ball again with a fine choke tackle by S.Williams, the Wales centre holding up Buchanan. Decent scrum for the Scarlets secured by Turnbull but they then lose the ball at the ruck, so a scrum to Quins.
35 Quins' tails are up as T.Williams makes another break, but it dies out when Buchanan is bundled into touch on the left-hand side.
32 TRY, HARLEQUINS, BROWN! 10-13: Fine clearance kick by R.Williams for the Scarlets but back come Harlequins. Bounce of the ball works out for Easter, who finds Brown to cut inside to score! The England full-back bringing his side back into the match, with Evans converting to cut the visitors' lead to three points.
30 No try, so the Scarlets have the scrum. Five metres out from the Quins line but the ball is slow. Mix-up between Davies and J.Williams hands the ball back to Quins who clear through Evans. Priestland attempts a long-range drop goal but it's wide and short. Brown launches a counter attack and T.Williams looks to be in for Quins, but he cuts inside! Good cover from the Scarlets as T.Williams is then bundled out into touch.
29 S.Williams held up over the line after a powerful drive, crashing up off the lineout. Referee Lacey confirming with the TMO...
27 Quins accuracy lets them down in midfield as Evans can't find S.Smith. Back on the attack through Brown and Botica, who then spills a simple pass. Brown down for Quins receiving treatment as Care deliberately knocks on a Scarlets pass. Lineout to the visitors in the Quins' 22.
26 S.Shingler launches an up-and-under and recovers the ball, but is then pinged for not releasing at the Quins' 22. Evans finds a long touch.
24 Breakdown penalty for Quins, L.Williams penalised and the full-back looks in some discomfort also. Back on his feet as he tries to run it off - Quins with the lineout. Won by Merrick but the ball is loose and Shingler kicks threw, S.Smith just getting back in time for Quins to touch down for a 22.
22 Box kick clearance from Care goes into touch. Crash ball from S.Williams for the Scarlets who attack again, R.Williams nearly scampering away down the blindside but thrown into touch.
21 PENALTY, HARLEQUINS, EVANS! 3-13: Inside-out kick from Evans puts the hosts on the board as Fa'asavalu is replaced by Wallace.
20 Quins find their tempo as Fa'asavalu breaks, combining with Care and Easter into the 22. Penalty to Quins on the right, Evans going for goal.
18 Quins win a penalty at the breakdown and Evans finds touch outside the Scarlets 22. Maul is stopped early, Hopper trying to draw the defence but loses the ball backwards. Scarlets turn the ball over but Priestland overcooks his cross-field kick, lineout to Quins.
16 PENALTY, SCARLETS, PRIESTLAND! 0-13: Excellent strike from Priestland, Scarlets breathing easily now.
15 Harlequins need a spark and Brown is doing his best, but the counter-rucking from the Welsh side is excellent. Penalty to the Scarlets on the right 40 metres out - Priestland going for goal.
13 Scarlets rampant now, Priestland with another burst carried on by Shingler as the Scarlets reach the Quins' half. Forward pass though, so Harlequins have a scrum.
12 PENALTY, SCARLETS, PRIESTLAND! 0-10: Perfect start for the visitors who lead in London. Harlequins short of composure early on.
10 Turned over by the Scarlets as Quins are forced back, loose ball on the ground snapped up by S.Williams and the visitors win a penalty in the Quins' 22. Priestland to go for goal.
8 TRY, SCARLETS, R.WILLIAMS! 0-7: Lineout to the tail is stolen by the Scarlets. R.Williams clears with the box kick. L.Williams under Brown's up and under, recovered by Priestland who makes the space for K.Phillips, back inside to Priestland who finds R.Williams inside for the score! Superb try from the Scarlets. Priestland converts.
7 Scrum against the head from Quins as Hopper breaks through two tacklers, but the final pass doesn't go to hand. Scarlets dragged into touch covering the loose ball, so Quins have an attacking lineout.
5 Free kick to the Scarlets as Quins go early. High ball taken by Brown, Fa'asavalu's offload is knocked on by Buchanan just on halfway. Scrum to the Scarlets.
3 Priestland's kick is surprisingly short but the Scarlets win the lineout and work the ball infield, only for Quins to win the scrum. Dangerous position.
2 Care grubbers the ball behind the defence as the Scarlets scramble, Robshaw illegally putting the pressure on Lee so the Scarlets have a penalty for Priestland to thump upfield.
1 We're underway! Quins on the move inside their own half wide pass from Robshaw finding Evans. Good blitz defence from the visitors.
Dry conditions in London as Jonathan Davies leads out the visiting Scarlets.
Scarlets boss Simon Easterby has made five changes to his starting XV. With club captain Rob McCusker out with a calf injury and Wales international hooker Ken Owens also on the sidelines with an abdominal strain, Easterby has switched Josh Turnbull to number eight alongside Aaron Shingler and John Barclay in the back row while Emyr Phillips will wear the number two jersey. Amongst the backs, Kristian Phillips replaces Nick Reynolds on the right wing while Scott Williams takes over from Gareth Maule at inside centre.
Harlequins boss Conor O'Shea has made three changes to his back-line that played London Irish last weekend. Tom Williams returns to start on the right wing. Sam Smith switches to the left wing, replacing Ugo Monye who picked up a slight knock last week. Ben Botica starts alongside Matt Hopper in the midfield and replaces Tom Casson who was also injured last week. Danny Care starts at scrum-half, with Karl Dickson named on the bench. George Merrick starts in the second-row, as Nick Easter returns to his more familiar position at number eight. Among the replacements, Paul Sackey is named.
Hello and welcome to The Stoop in Twickenham, as Harlequins host Welsh provincial visitors the Scarlets in this Pool 4 Heineken Cup clash.
Updates to appear here at 15:25 BST.
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