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Summary

  1. George Ford penalty gives Bath win at The Stoop
  2. Victory secures Premiership play-off spot for Bath
  3. Ugo Monye scores twice for Quins in his last home game
  4. Francois Louw, Horacio Agulla and Leroy Houston cross for visitors

Live Reporting

By Brendon Mitchell

All times stated are UK

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And that just about concludes our last Friday night Premiership live text commentary of the season. We hope you've enjoyed them!

You can follow radio coverage of each of this weekend's remaining matches on the BBC Sport website, before we return next Saturday for more live text commentary on the final day of the top-flight season.

It promises to be a cracker, so we'll see you there!

Recap

Harlequins 26-27 Bath

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Bath confirmed a Premiership play-off place after an enthralling game at Harlequins that saw the lead change hands eight times.

Quins winger Ugo Monye, on his final home appearance, crossed early on but Francis Louw responded for Bath.

A penalty try gave Quins a 15-10 lead at the break, but Horacio Agulla and Leroy Houston touched down in response.

Monye crossed for his second try in the corner before England fly-half George Ford's late penalty won it.

Harlequins 26-27 Bath

Bath head coach Mike Ford tells BT Sport: "We go into the final game of the season knowing if we win we're guaranteed second spot, so we're in a good place."

Harlequins 26-27 Bath

Bath head coach Mike Ford tells BT Sport: "I don't think we were that great tonight. But the Premiership is a tough place, you can't go out and expect it to go all your way over the 80 minutes.

"I thought Quins tonight, under the circumstances and adversity, were brilliant."

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Ade Williams: What a fantastic game of rugby....fair play to Quins. Nothing to play for except pride but making a game of it. Congratulations Ugo on a fabulous career. Well done big man!!

Luke: Ugo is a class act and will be missed by the rugby community. Pure genius on the pitch

Harlequins 26-27 Bath

Harlequins winger Ugo Monye tells BT Sport: "During your last couple of weeks you take stock and you realise what a privileged life we lead. It's an unbelievable feeling to go to work with your best mates every day."

Harlequins 26-27 Bath

Harlequins winger Ugo Monye tells BT Sport: "It's all a bit hard to digest at the moment. It's hard to finish off without a win - it's all I really wanted. It's a bit bittersweet."

Harlequins 26-27 Bath

Bath forward Leroy Houston tells BT Sport: "We've got great players in great positions, like George Ford and Kyle Eastmond, and they like to calm it down when it needs calming down.

"We just need to take it week by week. We've got a big game against Gloucester next week and we'll take it from there."

Harlequins 26-27 Bath

Bath forward Leroy Houston tells BT Sport: "It's huge. Especially missing out last year on the same ground. It's good to come back and get a victory against a great team.

"We dug ourselves in a hole a bit, but we showed some character at the end to come back."

Full-time

Harlequins 26-27 Bath

The visitors' pack holds firm though, and they get the ball out of play to prompt the referee's final whistle. Bath survive.

Harlequins 26-27 Bath

It's another knock-on, however, this time from Bath, meaning Harlequins will put-in at the scrum. It's deep, deep inside their own half, but as the clock turns red they may have one last crack at this...

Harlequins 26-27 Bath

It comes down again, but this time it's the fault of Harlequins and it'll be a penalty for the away side. George Ford heads for touch.

Harlequins 26-27 Bath

The first one comes down, so it'll be reset. Bath have the put-in, and Harlequins desperately need to steal it.

Harlequins 26-27 Bath

Can Harlequins summon one last push to rescue the match? We'll have a scrum on halfway after a knock-on.

Penalty (Ford)

Harlequins 26-27 Bath

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And George Ford keeps his composure to slot the penalty from a fair way out. Advantage Bath. Again.

Harlequins 26-24 Bath

Territory really is key at this stage. Harlequins are the latest side to give away a penalty from their own line-out, which George Ford pumps out of play.

And, from the very next line-out, it's another infringement from the home side! Ford looks like he'll have a go at goal here...

Harlequins 26-24 Bath

Former Bath prop David Barnes on BBC Radio Bristol: "Interestingly, in that last line-out Bath missed a lift. Is there a little bit of panic? They look like they're rushing things a bit. Quins are on the front foot and this crowd is giving them some momentum."

Harlequins 26-24 Bath

But they're not on the attack for long, as Matt Banahan then gives away a penalty and it's Nick Evans' turn to fire a kick into touch for Harlequins.

Harlequins 26-24 Bath

So we're marching into the final 10 minutes. Jack Clifford infringes at the base of a ruck and allows George Ford to send the ball into touch. Bath on the attack.

Replacement

Harlequins 26-24 Bath

Ugo Monye
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What a reception! The retiring Ugo Monye is coming off now, and it looks an emotional goodbye for the ex-England wing.

Two tries on his last match at The Stoop - he'll be hoping they'll prove to be the difference.

Replacement

Harlequins 26-24 Bath

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Bath head coach Mike Ford has made a handful of changes, including bringing Sam Burgess off. He's made 13 carries tonight, six more than the next best. He's continuing to impress at flanker, isn't he?

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Luke: #bbcrugby What a game!

You're not wrong, Luke. Anyone have any idea who's going to edge it?

Harlequins 26-24 Bath

Any chance we can restore some kind of order? I'm struggling to keep up here! George Ford's grubber finds touch deep inside the Harlequins half and the Blue, Black and Whites have 17 minutes to come back for the umpteenth time.

Try (Monye, miss con Evans)

Harlequins 26-24 Bath

Ugo Monye
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And, just as I finish describing Bath's try for you, Harlequins have gone straight back up the other end to continue the see-saw scoring!

Ugo Monye is enjoying some farewell here, as Quins turn the ball over straight from the restart, work it over to the retiring wing in the corner and he produces a trademark finish.

Nick Evans' wayward attempted conversion keeps the gap at two points.

Try (Houston, con Ford)

Harlequins 21-24 Bath

Leroy Houston was at the heart of Francois Louw's try in the first half, and now he's gone over himself in the second.

An excellent Bath move, with some eye-catching handling from the forwards, allows the New Zealand-born flanker to force his way over from close range and restore their lead. George Ford converts and still we're no closer to finding out which way this match is headed.

Harlequins 21-17 Bath

Former Harlequins prop Jon Dawson on BBC London 94.9: "Chris Robshaw is chirping in the referee's ear. I remember Martin Johnson doing it for years very, very effectively. Bath have conceded a number of penalties recently and he's making the referee know it."

Penalty (Evans)

Harlequins 21-17 Bath

Once more, Nick Evans is as accurate as you like with the kick and the Harlequins advantage is up to four points.

Harlequins 18-17 Bath

This has been a game of you attack, we attack so far, and it's made for a thrilling watch. Now it's Harlequins' turn - and Bath give away yet another penalty at the breakdown. They're stacking up against Mike Ford's side, aren't they?

Penalty (Evans)

Harlequins 18-17 Bath

And Kiwi fly-half Nick Evans makes no mistake, kicking Harlequins back into the lead. This is anyone's match.

Harlequins 15-17 Bath

Harlequins have done well to steal the ball at the line-out too, and have even won themselves a penalty at the breakdown. A chance for Nick Evans from the tee...

Harlequins 15-17 Bath

What a fantastic period of play that is. First Bath are just metres from the Harlequins line, only for the home side to turn it over and clear long.

Now George Low has gone racing after his own kick, and the awkward bounce allows him to break clear, but Matt Banahan gets back to drag him into touch with the whitewash at his mercy.

Replacement

Harlequins 15-17 Bath

A notable replacement to tell you about - David Wilson's first appearance for three months comes to an end as Bath's England prop makes way for Max Lahiff.

Try (Agulla, con Ford)

Harlequins 15-17 Bath

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And, in the end, it just looked so simple for the away side. Following the line-out, Argentine wing Horacio Agulla finds a tasty-looking line to cut through the Harlequins defence like a hot knife through butter, and it's just the easiest of finishes under the posts. George Ford's conversion has Bath ahead once more.

Harlequins 15-10 Bath

It's a positive start from Bath, who win a couple of early penalties and work their way into the corner. It'll be a line-out, five metres from the line...

Kick-off

Harlequins 15-10 Bath

Here comes the kick-off then, which Dave Attwood collects and George Ford clears long and up-field.

Harlequins 15-10 Bath

The players have returned to the field then, and Nick Evans is a few seconds from getting us going again...

Half-time
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Can Harlequins be Bath's play-off party poopers for the second season running?

If you cast your minds back 12 months, George Ford's missed drop-goal attempt in the last minute of the last game allowed Conor O'Shea's side to edge the last remaining play-off place ahead of the Blue, Black and Whites.

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Harlequins 15-10 Bath

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Former Harlequins prop Jon Dawson on BBC London 94.9: "The highlight of the half was the try from Ugo Monye. Bath will be disappointed they haven't got more points but they are playing some good rugby. It looks like they're trying to get a bonus-point win, but they need to concentrate on the win first."

Half-time

Harlequins 15-10 Bath

And there's the half-time whistle. Harlequins are up against play-off-chasing Bath, who gather for a quick huddle on the pitch before heading for the changing rooms.