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Match Report: Harlequins 21-20 Bath – Quins survive late Bath fightback

  • Tim Swiel scored a dramatic late penalty to hand Harlequins a 21-20 win over rivals Bath
  • Quins took a narrow 11-10 lead into the break thanks to Swiel’s boot and Tim Visser’s try
  • Karl Dickson extended the hosts lead before Nathan Catt put Bath back in front but Swiel’s third penalty sealed the narrow win.
Harlequins condemned Bath to just their second Premiership loss of the season with a hard-fought victory at Twickenham Stoop on Sunday.

Tim Swiel’s late penalty was the difference for Quins as the lead changed hands several times.

Quins’ winger Tim Visser and Bath’s Kane Palma-Newport scored first-half tries as the hosts took a narrow 11-10 advantage into the break.

Karl Dickson extended the hosts advantage before Nathan Catt bundled over to put Bath back in front. Nevertheless, Swiel’s third penalty sealed the win for Quins.

Full Report to follow.

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Harlequins: 15 Aaron Morris, 14 Marland Yarde, 13 Alofa Alofa, 12 Joe Marchant, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Nick Evans (c), 9 Karl Dickson, 8 Jack Clifford, 7 Luke Wallace, 6 James Chisholm, 5 Charlie Matthews, 4 George Merrick, 3 Will Collier, 2 Rob Buchanan, 1 Mark Lambert
Replacements: 16 Dave Ward, 17 Dan Murphy, 18 Adam Jones, 19 Stan South, 20 George Naoupu, 21 Charlie Mulchrone, 22 Tim Swiel, 23 Charlie Walker
Bath: 15 Tom Homer, 14 Semesa Rokoduguni, 13 Max Clark, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Aled Brew, 10 Dan Bowden, 9 Darren Allinson, 8 Zach Mercer, 7 Guy Mercer, 6 Tom Ellis, 5 Dave Attwood, 4 Matt Garvey (c), 3 Kane Palma-Newport, 2 Tom Dunn, 1 Nathan Catt
Replacements: 16 Michael van Vuuren, 17 Beno Obano, 18 Max Lahiff, 19 Paul Grant, 20 Levi Douglas, 21 Will Homer, 22 Adam Hastings, 23 Matt Banahan

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