Premiership: Harlequins beat Exeter Chiefs 28-26 to end leaders’ unbeaten start
|Harlequins (13) 28|
|Tries: Chisholm, Earle 2, Marchant Cons: Lang Pens: Lang, Smith|
|Exeter (Five) 26|
|Tries: Kvesic, Yeandle, Devoto, Whitten Cons: J Simmonds, Steenson 2|
Harlequins inflicted a primary Premiership defeat of the season on leaders Exeter in a very good fit at Twickenham Stoop.
James Chisholm’s artful check out from a lineout and a Nathan Earle ranking gave Quins a deserved 13-Five half-time lead.
Jack Yeandle and Ollie Devoto went over each side of Earle’s 2nd check out to transfer Exeter to inside some degree.
A penalty and Joe Marchant check out gave the hosts a buffer however Ian Whitten’s runaway ranking arrange a hectic finale.
The bonus-point victory lifts Paul Gustard’s aspect up to fourth, whilst Exeter emerged with two issues to keep best earlier than Saracens’ sport towards Wasps on Saturday.
More to practice.
Harlequins: Brown; Ibitoye, Marchant, Saili, Earle; Lang, Care; Marler, Ward, Sinckler, Glynn, Merrick, Dombrandt, Clifford, Chisholm (capt).
Replacements: Crumpton, Boyce, Swainston, Luamanu, Kunatani, Mulchrone, Smith, Murley.
Exeter: Dollman; O’Flaherty, Whitten, Hill, Cuthbert; Simmonds, White; Low, Yeandle (capt), Holmes, Lees, Dennis, Ewers, Armand, Kvesic.
Replacements: Taione, Keast, Street, Atkins, Lawday, Maunder, Steenson, Devoto.