Stadium: London Round: 11
Referee: JP Doyle Home Manager: Mark Mapletoft Away Manager: Laurie Fisher
|04:04||Time In Opponent's 22||11:11|
|10 Minute Possession||
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1' | We are underway here at Twickenham Stadium, Billy Burns kicks us off. 0-0. #BigGame9
2' | Break from Matt Scott sets up a dangerous Gloucester attack. Glos then knock-on, scrum to Quins five out from their own line. 0-0.
5' | Gloucester enjoying the early possession before May puts boot to ball and Quins have a line out in the Cherry and Whites' half. 0-0.
8' | Merrick whistled for holding on, Glos kick for touch and have a line out in Quins' half. 0-0.
9' | In a carbon copy move, Quins are penalised and Glos kick for touch. Dangerous looking line out coming. 0-0.
10' | With mounting Gloucester pressure from the maul, Harlequins stand strong and win the scrum five metres out from their own line. 0-0.
12' | Quins force Glos into a penalty at the scrum, Jackson kicks for touch and the home side have a line out short of halfway #BigGame9 0-0
14' | The crowd comes to life as Quins have a line out on Glos' 22. Care pops inside to Roberts who spills as Glos turn it over. 0-0.
16' | Visser gets on the end of a smart Quins move and breaks. Quins work it through the phases but Sinckler knocks-on. Scrum Glos. 0-0.
17' | After a bit of pinball, Sharples gathers and Glos set up camp in the Harlequins half. 0-0.
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19' | Yarde and Jackson get Quins on the move, but Jackson infringes and Glos kick for touch. Line out to the visitors short of the 22. 0-0.
22' | Following a short stoppage, play gets back underway with a Quins scrum just inside the Gloucester half. #BigGame9 0-0.
24' | Following a spell of aerial tennis, Hook clears for Gloucester and Harlequins have the line out just inside the visitors' half. 0-0.
25' | Visser's break gets Quins inside Glos' 22, Buchanan drives over but it's held up. Scrum five metres short of the line. 0-0
26' | TRY! From the scrum, Marchant is played in by Jackson who gets over! 5-0. #BigGame9
28' | Conversion is missed by Jackson. 5-0. #BigGame9
30' | May's clever hands leads to a Gloucester break before Brown gets the tackle in and Quins clear. 5-0. #BigGame9
33' | Gloucester get their first points of the match from a Laidlaw PENALTY 20 metres out. 5-3.
35' | Quins defending well under the high ball as the half enters its final five minutes. 5-3. #BigGame9
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37' | Quins win another penalty from the scrum. Jackson goes for the posts and sends over the PENALTY. 8-3. #BigGame9
39' | Matthews takes brilliantly from the restart and puts Sinckler in for the break. Quins enjoying possession before close of the half 8-3
40' | YELLOW CARD to Jonny May for an intentional knock-on. Jackson closes the half with a successful PENALTY. 11-3. #BigGame9
HALF TIME and a Joe Marchant try helps Harlequins to an 11-3 lead at #BigGame9 https://t.co/XQo52jBNjp
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41' | We are back underway, Harlequins leading 11-3 against Gloucester. #BigGame9
41' | TRY! Jack Clifford picks up the loose ball, beats the man and gets over the line in the corner. Con scored. 18-3.
46' | Billy Burns sends over the chipped ball intended for Matt Scott but Quins kick clear and hand a line out to the visitors. 18-3.
47' | Glos looked to have scored through James Hook but after going to the TMO Hook has been deemed offside from the crossfield kick. 18-3
50' | Try. Gloucester make their momentum count as Gareth Evans scrambles over under the tackle. Con scored. 18-10. #BigGame9
51' | Almost instantly, Quins reply with a score of their own- Ruaridh Jackson sends over the PENALTY. 21-10.
53' | Sharples collects the high ball well but as Savage knocks-on Quins gather and clear. 21-10. #BigGame9
55' | Doyle checks over a late tackle from Merrick, awards Glos a penalty and Hook kicks for touch. Line out Glos in Quins' 22. 21-10.
55' | Clifford rips the ball excellently to halt the Gloucester attack and move Quins into the visitors' half. 21-10.
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58' | From the penalty, Jackson kicks for touch and Quins have a line out five metres out. 21-10.
60' | TRY! It's another try for Marchant. He fends the tackler brilliantly and gets over the line. Con scored 28-10.
62' | Try. Glos come back with a score of their own as they work it wide, before Hook rides the tackle and gets down. Con scored. 28-17.
66' | Some last ditch defending from Tim Visser halts a certain Glos try. Line out to the visitors five short of Quins' line. 28-17.
67' | Gloucester knock-on five metres out from Harlequins' line to relieve the mounting pressure. 28-17.
67' | Replacement for Quins as Alofa Alofa replaces Tim Visser. 28-17.
68' | May's quickly-taken line out is almost snatched by Alofa Alofa but Matt Scott bundles onto the ball first. 28-17.
70' | Dave Ward comes on for Rob Buchanan. 28-17.
70' | Referee JP Doyle sends Jack Clifford to the sin bin with a YELLOW CARD as Glos have the line out metres out. 28-17.
72' | Try. Gloucester dot down following the maul. Matu'u gets over for the score. Con scored. 28-24.
74' | Quins infringe as Gloucester kick for touch, line out to the visitors just short of Quins' 22. 28-24.
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77' | Danny Care clears but Gloucester have a line out 28m out. 28-24
78' | Harlequins with the ball on their own 40m. Keeping it up their jumpers to close the match out. 28-24
79' | Penalty Gloucester and they kick for touch. Line out on the 22m. Final chance. 28-24
FULL TIME and Harlequins hold on to beat Gloucester in another Big Game thriller!!!! https://t.co/LbTGhVzKIb
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