12 Mar 14
Harlequins Academy members Harry Sloan and James Chisholm have been named in England U20s side to play Italy this weekend after last Friday's emphatic 67-7 win against Wales.
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Quins v L Irish
Harlequins v London Irish
London Irish (H)
29/03/2014, KO 15:00
Sat 29th Mar 14
AVIVA Premiership Rugby
L Irish 18-13 Quins
L W W L W
L Irish Form
W W W L L
There was little indication of what was to follow in a very competitive first half. Harlequins started brightly and a Joe Marchant penalty gave the hosts a 3-0 lead before Exeter hit back with two of their own. An unconverted try by flanker Ed Forshaw gave Harlequins the lead before a further two Exeter penalties. Despite hammering at the Chiefs' line before the break, the young Harlequins were left trailing 12-8 at the half time whistle.
The second half saw a crazy first ten minute period. Two quick fire converted tries from Exeter put them firmly in charge at 26-8. Harlequins came firing back with a converted Henry Cheeseman try, only to concede immediately after leaving the score at 31-15 to Exeter.
After a scoreless period, both sides made changes late on and Exeter showed their greater strength in depth with two late tries. Final Score Quins U18s 15 - 41 Exeter Chiefs U18's.
After three straight wins, this was a learning experience for the young side. They will look to regroup and learn their lessons before meeting their Wasps counterparts next weekend.
Tries - Forshaw, Cheeseman
Penalties - 1 x Marchant
Conversions 1 x Marchant
Forwards - Wilkey, Lockhart-Smith, Adeniran-Olule, Mount, Ibuanopke, Gasson, South, White, Treadwell, Forshaw, Thomas, Cheeseman, Keunan
Backs - Jackson, Saunders, Hogg, Bellamin, Marchant, Sackey, Berry, Simmons, Trowbridge, Aspland-Robinson
Fixtures and Results
Tuesday 29th October - away V Bristol at Clifton RFC - WON 43-29
Saturday 14th December - away V Bath at Lambridge Training Ground - WON 29-12
Friday 20th December - away V London Irish at Maidenhead - WON 20-13
Saturday 11th January - home V Exeter - LOST 15-41
Saturday 18th January - home V Wasps at Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, 1pm kick off.
Sunday 9th February - home V Saracens at The Stoop 3.30pm kick off (Following the Quins v Wasps Aviva Premiership fixture)
NB. All of the above fixtures are subject to change dependent on weather and pitch conditions