Quins defeated by Gloucester in International Sevens semi
9 August 2004 08:56am
NEC Harlequins were beaten by Zurich Premiership rivals Gloucester in the semi-finals of the Compass Group International Sevens at the Stoop on Saturday (7th August). With the likes of Henry Paul, Simon Amor, James Simpson-Daniel and Marcel Garvey in their squad, the Cherry and Whites ran out the winners by 33-14.
Earlier in the day and Quins secured their place in the last four of the main cup competition thanks to a 21-7 victory over Northampton Saints. Tries from Simon Keogh, Duncan James and Adrian Jarvis gave Quins their 14-point advantage by half-time, with the only significant action of the second half being the sin-binning of Kai Hortsmann.
Trailing 19-0 to Gloucester in the first half tries from Keogh and Jarvis put Quins to within five points of their opponents, before two further tries from the Cherry and Whites saw them book their place in the final.
Quins lost out to Fiji Global Samuari in the third place play-off by 24-7, while Gloucester defeated Samurai 32-14 in the tournament final.
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.