Harlequins recover to beat Gloucester

Date published: November 14 2014

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Second-half tries from Luke Wallace and Charlie Walker helped Harlequins defeat Gloucester 22-15 at Kingsholm on Friday.

Second-half tries from Luke Wallace and Charlie Walker helped Harlequins defeat Gloucester 22-15 in their Aviva Premiership meeting at Kingsholm.

Trailing 10-12 at the break, the scores from the flanker and wing saw them pick up the victory that lifts them up the standings ahead of Saturday.

Gloucester in fact led 0-12 at one point in the first-half as four penalties from England international Billy Twelvetrees put the hosts in a good place.

But just before the half-hour mark a try from Quins number eight Nick Easter set the visitors on the comeback trail and they didn’t look back, with Gloucester’s only further points coming from the boot of replacement for Rob Cook, Aled Thomas.

The scorers:

For Gloucester:
Pen: Twelvetrees 4, Thomas

For Harlequins:
Tries: Easter, Wallace, Walker
Con: Evans 2
Pen: Evans

Gloucester: 15 Rob Cook, 14 Charlie Sharples, 13 Billy Meakes, 12 Mark Atkinson, 11 Henry Purdy, 10 Billy Twelvetrees (capt), 9 Dan Robson, 8 Ross Moriarty, 7 Matt Kvesic, 6 Tom Savage, 5 James Hudson, 4 Tom Palmer, 3 John Afoa, 2 Darren Dawidiuk, 1 Nick Wood.
Replacements: 16 Richard Hibbard, 17 James Gibbons, 18 Yann Thomas, 19 Elliott Stooke, 20 Gareth Evans, 21 Callum Braley, 22 Aled Thomas, 23 Dan Thomas.

Harlequins: 15 Ross Chisholm, 14 Charlie Walker, 13 Matt Hopper, 12 George Lowe, 11 Ollie Lindsay-Hague, 10 Nick Evans, 9 Karl Dickson, 8 Nick Easter (capt), 7 Luke Wallace, 6 Joe Trayfoot, 5 George Robson, 4 Charlie Matthews, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Dave Ward, 1 Mark Lambert.
Replacements: 16 Rob Buchanan 17 Darryl Marfo, 18 Will Collier, 19 Sam Twomey, 20 Jack Clifford, 21 Jordan Burns, 22 Tim Swiel, 23 Tom Casson.

Referee: Andrew Small
Assistant referees: Paul Burton, Paul Dix
Television match official: Keith Lewis

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