The first quarter saw Quins dominate the game, keeping Saracens firmly in their half but failed to capitalise and turn the early pressure into points. A small reward was given after 14 minutes when Adrian Jarvis put the first points on the board with a penalty awarded to Quins when David Strettle was obstructed chasing a chip through from Adrian Jarvis.
Saracens' defence refused to yield to the pressure from the home side, stopping both David Strettle and Gary Botha just short of the try line.
Saracens hit back, equalling the score with Glen Jackson, who kicked a successful penalty which made up for an earlier penalty which hit the post. 3-3.
With the majority of the pressure coming from Quins, were quick to take their opportunity and they took the lead with a controversial try. After space was created on the half way line for Saracens' Kameli Ratuvou to be released, the winger kicked ahead after the Quins was quick to close in. A two man race between Saracens' scrum half De Kock and Quins' Monye saw the ball chased down on the line, and although it looked like Monye had got a hand to it, referee Tony Spreadbury awarded the try to skipper De Kock. Jackson then sealed the conversion. 3-10.
Skipper De Kock continued to plague Harlequins before half time, this time showing his defensive qualities with a tackle on De Wet Barry who came just metres from the line after breaking through the Saracen's defence. The half time whistle saw the score stay at 3-10.
Almost immediately into the second half, Quins were back on the attack with another penalty and another 3 points on the board.
Saracens' second try came after 52 minutes from a quick ball off the back of a line out, and saw the full back Brent Russell cut through the Quins' defence to score, and Jackson added the extra two extra points.
Quins made 2 substitutions and saw fresh legs on the pitch, which paid off when Will Skinner made a clever interception and ran half the length of the pitch but was caught just short of the line by Brent Russell. Quins were quick to support and Tani Fuga powered across the try line. Jarvis added the conversion.
Just two minutes later Saracens responded with their replacement winger Penney handling a bobbling ball and finding a hole to cut through the Quins' defensive line. The conversion was again successful.
The final quarter saw Quin fight back, putting pressure on Saracens, but Quins were unable to capitalise, and were only able to secure the losing bonus point with a try from winger Ugo Monye after Mike Brown dragged in two defenders and offloaded to Monye in support, who cut back inside to score the try.
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