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Harlequins 20 Leicester Tigers 6

25 Jan 2014
Harlequins 20 Leicester Tigers 6

Defending champions Harlequins led 20-6 in their LV= Cup clash against Leicester Tigers at the Stoop before the game was halted with nine minutes remaining.

With 71 minutes on the clock the heavens opened and conditions got so bad the players were called off the pitch for safety reasons as advertising hoardings were blown onto the pitch and worries over scaffolding on the South Stand.

The LV= Cup Organising Committee released a statement, saying: "Following the abandonment of Harlequins v Leicester Tigers in today’s Round 3 LV= Cup match, the LV= Cup Organising committee will review the circumstances under which the match was abandoned once it has received all the relevant information.A further update will be provided in due course."

Harlequins were leading thanks to first-half tries from Paul Sackey and Maurie Fa’asavalu, as well as a Tom Guest solo effort after the interval.

Leicester Tigers, who had won their opening two LV= Cup clashes, only had two Ryan Lamb penalties to show for their efforts up until that point.

Lamb had kicked Leicester into an early lead with a fifth-minute penalty but Harlequins struck back with the first try seven minutes later when Sackey was released by Ben Botica 40 metres out.

The winger still had work to do but easily skipped past the challenge of full-back Scott Hamilton to score on the right. Botica then hit the post with the conversion.

Harlequins extended their lead after 19 minutes when their pack drove to the line allowing Fa’asavalu to power over the line but Botica missed another conversion.

The home side continued to look dangerous and Hamilton did well to stop Karl Dickson after the Harlequins captain showed great pace to break through the middle.

Lamb pulled three points back for Leicester when the home side were caught offside in front of their own posts before Botica finally found his scoring touch just before half-time with a penalty to put the home side 13-6 up at the break.

Harlequins continued to dominate the second half and it wasn’t long before they extended their led further.

Guest intercepted Lamb’s telegraphed pass on the halfway line and managed to show great pace to hold off the Leicester defence and score under the posts. Botica made no mistake with the conversion this time to put Harlequins into a comfortable lead.

Leicester never really threatened after that and the game looked to be petering out before the weather intervened and caused the players to leave the field. 

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