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Summary

  1. FT: Leicester 22-19 Harlequins
  2. Leicester make it two wins from two
  3. Laurence Pearce try gives Tigers victory
  4. Jack Clifford touches down for Quins

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By Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

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Two from two for Tigers

FT: Leicester 22-19 Harlequins

So, Leicester came from behind to eventually beat a tough Harlequins side thanks to Laurence Pearce's late try.

Tigers now join Saracens at the top of the Premiership, as the only two sides with two wins from their first two games.

For more, read Brent Pilnick's match report here.

You can also head over to our live coverage of the World Cup semi-final between Argentina and Australia, here.

Thanks for joining us for this one. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

FT: Leicester 22-19 Harlequins

#bbcrugby What a brill game, Leicester all but deserved this. Plenty of positives for Harlequins. What a fantastic year of rugby we're havin

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FT: Leicester 22-19 Harlequins

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill tells BT Sport:

"It is a good result. A pretty average performance.

"Quins probably should have taken the draw but they kicked for touch and we got out of it.

"We are still trying to develop and grow. There are going to be some teething problems along the way.

"The score at the end is the only one that matters so we're delighted with the win. We'll take it."

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Leicester 22-19 Harlequins

Louis Deacon

former England & Leicester lock on BBC Radio Leicester

It wasn't the free flowing game we hoped for. Overall I think it was job done for Tigers in the end. They'll take the points."

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Leicester 22-19 Harlequins

England and Leicester Tigers hooker Tom Youngs tells BT Sport:

"We were under a serious amount of pressure in the second half.

"We dug ourselves out of a hole. The crowd got us through towards the end there.

"It is good to be back with our clubs now."

Louis Deacon

former England & Leicester lock on BBC Radio Leicester

Great driving maul to score and win the game, but the defence at the end there was massive."

Full-time

Leicester 22-19 Harlequins

Leicester safely get the ball away from danger and then steal the ball from a Quins lineout. The clock goes dead and the whistle goes. Tigers have fought back to win a very, very tight game thanks to Laurence Pearce's late try.

Laurence Pearce
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Leicester 22-19 Harlequins

As they face this crucial scrum, 17-year-old scrum-half Ben White comes on for Tigers replacing Adam Thompstone.

Leicester 22-19 Harlequins

The ball is held up and Harlequins condede a penalty, just a few metres from the line. Have Leicester just won this game? They now have the put-in, at a five-metre scrum.

Leicester 22-19 Harlequins

Quins win a penalty that is within kicking range for a 22-22 draw, but they opt for a five-metre lineout instead. The game surely hinges on this passage of play.

Louis Deacon

former England & Leicester lock on BBC Radio Leicester

Tigers need massive defence now to keep them out."

Leicester 22-19 Harlequins

The visitors kick deep into the Leicester half and have a lineout, 20 metres from the try line. Can they find the try they need?

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Leicester 22-19 Harlequins

Tigers bring on Harry Thacker for hooker Tom Youngs.

Leicester 22-19 Harlequins

Now can Harlequins respond, having led since before the break? They have just over five minutes to do so.

Louis Deacon

former England & Leicester lock on BBC Radio Leicester

Typical Tigers always leaving it late."

Try (Pearce, con Williams)

Leicester 22-19 Harlequins

From a lineout five metres out, Leicester replacement Laurence Pearce gets over the line and looks to have given Tigers the lead.

They refer it to the TMO to check it was grounded safely, and the officials are happy.

That all came about from an excellent, precise kick into touch from Owen Williams from inside his own half to give Leicester that lineout, and Williams kicks well again to convert the try.

It is advantage Leicester all of a sudden!

Leicester 15-19 Harlequins

Harlequins spread the ball wide with pace - but too quickly for Marland Yarde. He drops a relatively easy catch and Leicester have possession back again.

Leicester 15-19 Harlequins

Leicester concede possession from the lineout, very cheaply, and Harlequins kick long, to relieve that pressure. Chance wasted for the hosts.

Louis Deacon

former England & Leicester lock on BBC Radio Leicester

I think that was the right call. You've just got to keep putting pressure on Quins now until you come away with something."

Leicester 15-19 Harlequins

Harlequins are holding their ground, for now. Leicester are piling on some real pressure though, and they have another lineout five metres out.

Leicester 15-19 Harlequins

Referee Tom Foley goes to the TMO to check if a late tackle from Quins' Joe Marler is worth a card, but there is nothing doing, so Tigers simply have a penalty and they kick long for territory.

The hosts are five metres out. They could really use a try right now.

Missed penalty (Evans)

Leicester 15-19 Harlequins

The visitors win a penalty within range, but Nick Evans drags his kick wide. Could that miss come back to haunt Harlequins?

Louis Deacon

former England & Leicester lock on BBC Radio Leicester

It's a shame really because Tommy Bell was having a good solid game. His kicking was excellent."

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Quins send a decent grubber kick down the touchline for Marland Yarde to chase, and Tommy Bell does well to get there first and usher the ball out of play. But the Tigers fly-half pays a painful price for his defensive work, as he crashes into the advertising boards. He is replaced by Matt Smith and Owen Williams will play at number 10 for the hosts.

Penalty (Evans)

Leicester 15-19 Harlequins

Harlequins make up some good yards through Nick Easter and they win a penalty, which Nick Evans kicks from just inside the half-way line to give them a four-point lead.

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Leicester 15-16 Harlequins

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Tigers bring on Laurence Pearce for Sebastian de Chaves and switch Mike Williams into their second row.

Leicester 15-16 Harlequins

Harlequins make good yardage with a powerful driving maul, and then spread the ball out wide, but they spill a quick pass and the chance for a try is wasted.

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Leicester 15-16 Harlequins

Quins make five changes, bringing on captain Danny Care, Joe Marler, Nick Easter, Joe Gray and Kyle Sinckler. How big a boost will that give the visitors?

Leicester 15-16 Harlequins

Leicester steal the ball from the resulting Quins lineout, and now the hosts have possession inside the Quins half.

Leicester struggle to make any ground though, and eventually concede a scrum.

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Leicester 15-16 Harlequins

Leicester have a scrum in their own half, and it has to be re-set multiple times. How long will Referee Tom Foley's patience last?

Eventually Leicester get the ball out and Mathew Tait kicks long into the Quins half.

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Leicester 15-16 Harlequins

England's Dan Cole comes on for Leicester, to warm applause from the home fans. He replaces Fraser Balmain.

Penalty (Bell)

Leicester 15-16 Harlequins

The kicking from both number 10s has been almost flawless so far and this time Leicester's Tommy Bell reduces the deficit.

Leicester 12-16 Harlequins

That was not the start to the second half that Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill will have wanted. Tigers have possession in the Harlequins half now, as they look to turn things around as quickly as possible.

Penalty (Evans)

Leicester 12-16 Harlequins

Leicester give away a penalty immediately, and Nick Evans strikes his kick cleanly between the posts to extend Harlequins' lead.

Nick Evans
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HT: Leicester 12-13 Harlequins

The players are back out for the second half. Harlequins will re-start the game.

HT: Leicester 12-13 Harlequins

Louis Deacon

former England & Leicester lock on BBC Radio Leicester

The first half was quite disappointing there wasn't a lot of rugby played at all. Hopefully we'll see a bit more ball in hand."

HT: Leicester 12-13 Harlequins

Leicester prop Marcos Ayerza will be in action for Argentina in about an hour's time for their World Cup semi-final against Australia.

But first we've got an intriguing second half on our hands here at Welford Road. The players will be back out shortly.

Good luck @miayerza. Go well Toro #RWC2015 #ARGvAUS #Tigersfamily tinyurl.com/ojnns7d

Good luck @miayerza. Go well Toro #RWC2015 #ARGvAUS #Tigersfamily tinyurl.com/ojnns7d

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HT: Leicester 12-13 Harlequins

What did you make of that first half? Who do you seeing claiming the win to maintain their 100% winning start after the break?

You can let us know on Twitter using #bbcrugby

Louis Deacon

former England & Leicester lock on BBC Radio Leicester

I think Richard Cockerill will tell Leicester to try and keep the ball a bit more and impose a bit more pressure on Quins. When Leicester are more direct and go forward and get quick ball they look very dangerous."

Half-time

Leicester 12-13 Harlequins

That is the end of the first half and it is Harlequins who lead, largely thanks to a try from flanker Jack Clifford, who has been impressive so far.