|Harlequins Reserves||Exeter RC Chiefs|
|07:07||Time In Opponent's 22||07:07|
|10 Minute Possession||
The teams and crowd mark Remembrance Day with a minute's silence. #WeWillRememberThem
Proud day for @Jackmaunder as he captains the team out for the first time.
After a minute's silence for Remembrance Day, Referee Craig Evans gets us underway at The Stoop #COYQ https://t.co/pjnm1QyHIu
Hooley to start proceedings with a shortish kick that is regained by Johnson and Atkins
Chiefs lose possession and Quins kick through. Looks like the chaser was baulked. Ref looking at the big screen.
01 Hooley the offender. Just a penalty.
2' | Harlequins with an early counter attack and Alofa Alofa is taken out late by Will Hooley after he kicks ahead. 0-0
02 Quins LO at Chiefs 5m line. They maul, Chiefs defence is good and they get the put in at the scrum as they held it up.
3' | Strong maul defence wins Exeter a turnover on their line and they clear. 0-0
03 Chiefs scrum goes backwards but TJ cleans up well and Chiefs clear to touch at their 10m line.
04 Quins go wide right then kick. It is marked and kicked long. Quins attacking at Chiefs 22
6' | A sustained spell of pressure from Harlequins and they win a PENALTY. Evans knocks it over from 25m out. 3-0.
06 Evans pulling the strings well for the Quins attack, The pressure forces a penalty by Chiefs at their 22 and central. Evans get the 3.
08 Oh heck. That looked like a high tackle on Hooley. TMO being consulted. Hooley is still spark out.
8' | Mat Luamanu with a huge hit on Will Hooley and it has gone to the TMO. 3-0
08 Frustrating - nothing coming up for the ref to see. TMO has ruled yellow.
8' | Luamanu has been shown a YELLOW card for the tackle. 3-0
08 Mitigating circumstance was Hooley ducked into it. Otherwise Luamanu would have seen a red.
08 Simmonds replaces Hooley
09 Chiefs back row looking very lively. Chiefs into Quins 22,
11 Chiefs do get to the tryline. Ref asking try yes or no.
11 No try. Held up. Chiefs 5m scrum.
11' | Exeter work there way down field and go close to a try but the TMO rules it held up. 3-0
12 Chiefs penalised at scrum. Quins clear to touch just inside Chiefs half.
13' | The scrum wins a penalty and Evans rips it 50m down field . Harlequins with the ball on halfway. 3-0
14 Quins win the LO Evans threads the ball into Chiefs 22,
15' | An electric turn of pace from Charlie Walker sees him break from his own half and set up Aaron Morris for the TRY! 8-0
15 Try Quins. Aaron Morris goes over on the left as Quins' backs find a defensive hole with fast hands.
16' | Nick Evans' conversion drifts wide. 8-0
17 No extras Quins 8 Chiefs 0
18' | James Short dances down the left wing and goes over for the TRY. 8-5
18 Try Chiefs! Short goes over in the corner following a combination of strong rung by forwards then quick backs'… https://t.co/de7Puk7xSX
19 No extras. 8-5
Video: The tackle that saw Mat Luamanu sinbinned (via @btsportrugby) https://t.co/DYN1s9kDw8
21 Dave Ewers is back. He has had some decent runs and has now held a Quins player up to get the maul turnover,
23 Some high risk rugby from both sides keeping the crowd warm with some exciting passages of play
23' | Harlequins attacking with intent and they win another PENALTY. Evans extends the lead to 11-5
24 Chiefs pinged at their 10m line. Evans for 3. And gets them. 11-5
25 Simple exit by Quins from the restart gives Chiefs a LO but they lose it. Evans' kick is charged down. No advantage.
27 Kick tennis until Short runs it back. Two phases later Chiefs offend at the breakdown. Quins LO about18m from Chiefs line.
28 Chiefs maul defence is good again and they get the turnover. Scrum at their 22m. 11-5
30 Nice touch by the Quins supporters singing HARLEQUINS to the Chiefs chop song.
29' | The Stoop faithful in full voice with a cheeky Harlequins version of the tomahawk chop. 11-5
31 TJ does well at the base. Chiefs clear high and Quins knock on. Dollman is receiving attention.
31 Strong for Dollman
32 Dollman off with an ankle problem. Play restarts with a Quins scrum after a Chiefs knockon in the backs..
34 Good tackle by White then a counter ruck and Chiefs have the ball at HW
35' | Two Harlequins players down injured in the backfield but they still survive an Exeter attack in the 22m and win a turnover. 11-5
36 Strong attack by Chiefs gets them 6m from Quins line. White and Hill showing up well. Then another penalty against.
36 Qyuins defended well given two of heir players were receiving attention.
38 Chiefs penalised again - this time at their own 10m line. Evans looks to extend Quins lead. Not this time. 11-5
38' | Luamanu wins a penalty at the breakdown but James Lang misses the long range effort. 11-5
39 Quins being held at half-way.
Half time and a try to Aaron Morris helps Harlequins to an 11-5 lead #COYQ https://t.co/vrg4dSiFoy
HT - @Harlequins 11 @ExeterChiefs 5 https://t.co/TjX0nwD5Qo
To clear misunderstandings. The Yellow/Red comments made earlier were lifted from the Ref/TMO conversation. Not my own opinions. #impartial
Lest we forget https://t.co/fcLF2uGxs9
Match shots: Harlequins in the opening half against Exeter Chiefs. https://t.co/YErmNDStdu
It is a tad chilly here at the Stoop. The typos are only going to get worse . . .
Back underway at The Stoop after an entertaining first half. Harlequins ahead 11-5 #COYQ
40 Here we go then. Evans starts. Short catches. Chiefs clear long.
41 Another penalty for Quins. IT'S A CONSPIRACY! (No it isn't :O) )
Mark Reddish is on for his debut replacing Stan South while Ruaridh Jackson is on for Ross Chisholm (who was on for Alofa Alofa). 11-5
43 Quins win the LO - Chiefs give up another penalty. Evans tries a DG. Nope. Quins come back and go for a 5m LO.
And Luc Jones comes on for his debut replacing Joe Marchant.
45 Great Chiefs defence in he red zone. Quins nearly make it but lose the ball in contact a metre from the line.
A backline reshuffle due to injuries sees Mulchrone move to left wing, Morris to outside centre and Jackson at fullback. 11-5
46 Another penalty for Quins. Front row this time. Close to the post so easy shot for Evans. 14-5
46' | A big scrum wins Harlequins a PENALTY and Evans makes it 14-5 from right in front
47 Restart knocked on by Quins. Their own player touches it in front. Chiefs pen! Simmonds knocks it over. 14… https://t.co/GAn8N14mRA
48' | Exeter win a PENALTY immediately from the restart and the gap is back to six. 14-8
RT @JaxonHmmnd: Theft reported at the Stoop. Allegedly stolen: 1 chant. Suspect: @Harlequins. @ExeterChiefs ask @metpoliceuk to investigate.
49 Chiefs maul well then Short breaks down the left. Ball recycled infield. Chiefs get the pen. Their LO 20m from Quins line.
50 Taione on for Malton.
52' | Exeter on top so far in the second spell and they kick a penalty into the corner. 14-8
62 Ref plays long advantage after Quins collapse the maul. Cannot take advantage. Back we go for a 5m LO,
53' | Elvis Taione with the TRY from the back of the maul. 14-13
63 Try Chiefs! Trademark maul from the LO and Elvis dots it down. 14-13 https://t.co/2axEIkpqFl
54' | A conversion from the sideline and Chiefs are ahead. 14-15
Ooopps make that 52 and 53.
54 Joe Simmonds adds the extras. 14-15 https://t.co/kJzvhuCven
54 Welch for Atkins. He will watch to see if Evans can score fro Chiefs 10m line. No - it goes wide. 14-15
55' | Exeter caught off their feet at the breakdown and Lang steps up for the long range effort but it drifts wide. 14-15
57 Simmonds showing good skills as he slides a kick into touch at Quins 22.
59 Ewers goes hard into contact. Gets past one player but then ball spills forward. Bit of a kerfuffle on the ground. No-one hurt
59 Low for Holmes
60' | Harlequins struggling since the flurry of replacements but they have the ball 10m out. 14-15
59 Tussle at scrumtime. Front rows go down. Refs arm goes up. For Quins. Their LO 15m from Chiefs line.
61' | Try scorer Taione sees YELLOW for repeated infringements and Evans kicks Harlequins back into the lead. 17-15
61 Yellow card for Taione. Caught offside in the red zone in front of the posts. Evans puts Quins back in front. 17-15
62 Calm exit from Quins. Chiefs LO at Quins 10m line.
64 Promising attack from Chiefs breaks down with ref penalising White for taking the man beyond the maul.
65 Lawday for White
65 Malton has to come back to take part in the scrum at Chiefs 10m line - Quins put in.
66 Chiefs front row fall foul of he ref again. Penalty. Quins LO 20m from Quins line.
67' | TRY Harlequins! Evans with the inside ball to Charlie Walker! 22-15
67 Try Quins. They make the extra man count. Charlie Walker is put into the gap and scores with ease. 22-15
68 Unusual miss from Evans. 22-15
68' | Evans misses the conversion under pressure so the lead stays at seven. 22-15
70 Chiefs cannot break through Quins defence in he 10m corridor. Smmonds kicks behind. Quins LO
72 Looks like a try for Quins. Ref just checking for a possible knock on.
72' | Luc Jones with a TRY on debut also, after Charlie Walker makes the half break. 27-15
72 The ball did go forward but it was a Chiefs arm in the tackle. Luc Jones was he scorer.
73' | Evans kicks the extras with ease this time. 29-15
73 Easy kick for Evans 29-15
73 Townsend for Hill, Keast for Moon
74 Once again Chiefs do well to get into the red zone. But the ball gets spilled . . .
76 Taione back on and throwing in o a Chiefs line out just outside Quins 22.
76 Quins maul defence is good and Chiefs are rolled into touch.
Nick Evans named Man of the Match https://t.co/glyNwHvNh8
78 Chiefs finishing strongly. Cannot breach the Quins defence though. 29-15
Full time and Harlequins come from behind to beat Exeter Chiefs #COYQ https://t.co/5zUwScE6jf
FT - Harlequins 29 Exeter Chiefs 15 Report and Reaction to follow shortly https://t.co/lrUa647slD