Quins shut out Connacht

12th Dec 2010, 20:29

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Tom Guest: Quins' try-scorer

Tom Guest: Quins' try-scorer

Connacht's Amlin Challenge Cup campaign is all but over after going down 20-9 to Harlequins at the Stoop on Sunday.

Connacht's Amlin Challenge Cup campaign is all but over after going down 20-9 to Harlequins at the Stoop on Sunday.

The two tries to nill victory puts Quins on equal points (10) with new Pool One leaders Bayonne, who demolished I Cavalieri Estra 65-7.

Tom Guest - standing in at number eight in the absence of the unwell Nick Easter - gave Harlequins an ideal start when he raced in from 35 metres.

Guest then made a key contribution to a second try for his team ten minutes into the second half, when he made a break before throwing a long pass out for Mike Brown to supply the finish.

Miah Nikora kicked three penalties for Connacht, while Nick Evans had two penalties and two conversions for Quins.

Meanwhile, Bayonne are top of the pool on try count after running in nine tries in Sunday's victory over their Italian opposition, centre Sam Gerber scoring four of them.