Harlequins 39-39 Gloucester

Ross Chisholm scored dual second-half tries for Harlequins in a compare that saw a lead change hands often

Harlequins and Gloucester common 10 tries in an epic 39-39 Premiership pull during Twickenham.

The lead exchanged hands on several occasions before Harlequins fly-half Nick Evans missed a last-minute drop-goal to win a diversion for a hosts.

A throng of some-more than 70,000 enjoyed a feast of points and 4 tries before half-time as Gloucester led 17-15.

Quins’ Ross Chisholm and Gloucester’s Harry Trinder both scored twice, while Rob Cook grabbed a collect of a tries.

Wales centre Jamie Roberts done his Premiership entrance for Harlequins

Both sides go divided with a reward indicate though conjunction were means to get a wilful measure on a day that saw England captain Chris Robshaw lapse to Twickenham for a initial time given his team’s unsatisfactory World Cup debate came to a beforehand end.

In a side-plot to a categorical event, England winger Jonny May limped off for Gloucester in a second half with an apparent knee injury.

Jeremy Thrush scored a opening try for a visitors after 7 mins before Gloucester open-side flanker Matt Kvesic, who constructed a man-of-the-match performance, played a pivotal purpose in his side’s second try, scored by fly-half James Hook.

The Wales general afterwards saw his associate countryman Jamie Roberts enthuse a Harlequins quip on his initial Premiership start for a club.

Marland Yarde and Danny Care crossed in a initial half for Conor O’Shea’s group to put them behind in contention.

Trinder extended Gloucester’s lead after a mangle with his initial try before 4 action-filled second-half mins constructed 3 tries.

Two went Harlequins’ way, by Nick Easter and Chisholm, and afterwards Trinder ran in his second, though pulled a hamstring in a process.

Greig Laidlaw’s chastisement and Cook’s gorgeous run by a Harlequins counterclaim seemed to make a win protected for Gloucester.

But Evans kicked a home side to within a converted try and deputy Chisholm raced over once some-more to turn it adult again.

Evans attempted a last-gasp drop-goal to win it, though his flog drifted only far-reaching to a right.

Nick Evans came agonisingly tighten to securing feat for Harlequins

Harlequins executive of rugby Conor O’Shea on Matt Kvesic’s influence:

“We authorised him to be turn too most of a cause in a diversion by not clearing him out. You could disagree that some of a places he was entrance from where engaging to contend a least.

“Luke Wallace came on and did a flattering good pursuit during a end, though Matt was superb around a breakdown.

“We know he is always a cause when we play him and we authorised him to turn too most of one. Whether he gets a bit of leeway, we float your fitness when we are a seven.”

Gloucester executive of rugby David Humphreys on Matt Kvesic’s performance:

“I have no doubt that Matt Kvesic is an general player, is an general series 7 and a England seven-in-waiting.

“He has got to furnish those performances week in, week out, though when to come to a large theatre like personification during Twickenham in front of 70,000 – we talked about it before a diversion – large players furnish large performances.

“In a context of a occasion, though some-more quite opposite who he was playing, that summed adult where he is. He is prepared to play general rugby. If we have watched a performances during a march of a season, he has played during an general turn roughly each week.”

Harlequins: Brown; Yarde, Lowe, Roberts, Visser; Evans, Care (capt); Marler, Ward, Collier, Horwill, Matthews, Robshaw, Clifford, Easter.

Replacements: Buchanan, Lambert, Sinckler, Merrick, Wallace, Dickson, Botica, Chisholm.

Gloucester: Cook; Sharples, Meakes, Twelvetrees, May; Hook, Laidlaw (capt); McAllister, Hibbard, Afoa, Thrush, Galarza, Kalamafoni, Kvesic, Morgan.

Replacements: Dawidiuk, Murphy, Doran-Jones, Savage, Rowan, Heinz, Burns, Trinder.

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