23 May 13
Harlequins confirmed today (23rd May) that Chris Brooker is leaving the club to join Worcester Warriors.
With the scores tied at 9-9, the kicking deadlock was broken moments after the half hour mark had passed when the Braves' winger crossed in the right corner. A grubber kick from Dorrian deep into the Quins 22 looked to have been controlled by scrum-half Karl Dickson, but the ball bobbled away from him, allowing Arnott to pounce on the loose ball to score. The conversion was missed and the Braves lead 14-9.
After the score, Harlequins enjoyed possession and territory in the home side's half, but ill-discipline allowed the home side to clear their lines and take a 14-9 lead at the break.
Dorrian extended the home side's lead nine minutes into the second half as the conditions turned from bad to worse. Quins were unable to clear their lines and when the Braves turned over and won a penalty in the 22, they capitalised on the opportunity to take the three points.
Both sides struggled to contain possession in the following moments as the slippery conditions took their toll. Clegg had the opportunity to claw three points back after the hour mark, but his penalty attempt caught the wind and went wide.
When a powerful run from replacement Kyle Sinckler resulted in a knock-on, the Braves turned the ball over in the Quins half. They kept the pressure on deep in the Quins half and after setting up a driving maul in the 22 from a lineout, the Braves drove over. The captain, Chad Slade popped up from the pile of bodies with the ball and the resulting conversion was missed as the Braves lead 22-9 with 10 minutes remaining.
Possession changed hands again in the final moments due to the wet conditions, but it was the home side that would have the final say. When Quins conceded a penalty try five metres out, referee Andrew Small straight away went under the posts to award the home side a penalty try. Dorian added the extras to give the Braves a 29-9 victory.