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Sharks hammer Quins at the Stoop

The Sharks, who are just seven points behind the table-topping Gloucester side, held a handy 13-nil half-time lead, but they absolutely demolished their hosts in the second stanza, with four tries – three of which were converted – adding to their tally.

Sharks fly-half Charlie Hodgson opened the scoring in the third minute before second rower Chris Jones opened his side's try-scoring tally in the 16th minute thanks to a neat pass from former Wallaby Graeme Bond. Hodgson duly converted Bond's try before knocking over one more first-half penalty as well as one early on in the second half.

Bond scored a simple try in the 53rd minute, which Hodgson converted once again, before wing Mark Cueto cruised over from a long run-in for his side's third try. Hodgson missed the conversion, but a penalty shortly before Cueto's try, had stretched the visitors' lead to 31-0.

Hodgson, the back-up to Jonny Wilkinson at international level, managed a five-pointer after Cueto's try, which he converted himself, before former England win Steve Hanley raced in for his side's fifth and final score.

Scrum-half Nick Walshe, a former Harlequins player, converted Hanley's score as Hodgson was off the field by then.

The scorers:

For Sharks:Try: Jones, Bond, Cueto, Hodgson, HanleyCon: Hodgson 3, WalshePens: Hodgson 4

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