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Live Reporting

Matt Newsum

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  1. Farewell

    FT: Worcester 20-24 Harlequins

    So, that is it for round eight of the Premiership.

    Another absorbing and gripping weekend of rugby union, not always polished or perfect, but always exciting.

    Perfect Saracens are the big winners, performers of the week Newcastle for their crucial victory, while Exeter, Leicester and Bath will all be licking their wounds over the next week.

    We go again next Saturday with three games here on BBC Sport.

    Why not join us? Until then, thanks and goodbye.

  2. FT: Worcester 20-24 Harlequins

    Did we see champions-class rugby from Harlequins today? Not champagne but certainly the stuff that makes a champion side, the ability to stick it out and not necessarily dominate while getting the job done.

    Quins would have lost that game last year, but they are standing up when needed this term.

    Worcester's week-by-week evidence suggests they're far too good to be embroiled in a relegation battle.

    A few of those narrow defeats turned to wins would certainly make Dean Ryan's life a little easier, but the quality within the squad, and the spirit, suggests they'll be ok.

  3. FT: Worcester 20-24 Harlequins

    Harlequins flanker Chris Robshaw tells BT Sport:

    "To come here and get four points is tremendous. They put us under a lot of pressure in that second half, but credit to the guys, we just about hung in there and came away with a good win."

  4. FT: Worcester 20-24 Harlequins

    Harlequins flanker Chris Robshaw tells BT Sport:

    "We always knew it was going to be tight coming up here. We started extremely well, we got out of the blocks but we knew watching the game this weekend that not a lot of rugby was going to be played."

  5. Full-time

    Worcester 20-24 Harlequins

    The clock goes into the red and Quins clip it into touch to draw the curtain on this one.

    Four points in it but it is enough for Harlequins to clamber up the league into third.


    Worcester will be disappointed but they got the bonus point. It was a terrific second-half fightback. It will all count come the end of the season.

  6. Worcester 20-24 Harlequins

    Harlequins get another penalty and that will be it.

    Worcester on their way to a 15th straight defeat by Quins. That is a hoodoo.

  7. Worcester 20-24 Harlequins

    Four points going Quins way, losing bonus point possibly going Worcester's way barring a collapse.

    Chris Robshaw urging on his pack after that reset there. We're into the final minute and the scrum is locked out on the Quins side.

    Penalty to Quins.

  8. Worcester 20-24 Harlequins

    Committed from Worcester, who seek to return Danny Care's smart kick in behind with gusto.

    Harlequins force an error, and the scrum - how many of those have we seen in the last 10 minutes? - goes the visitors way.

    All the time it's eating up the clock - although Wayne Barnes has stopped it.

  9. Worcester 20-24 Harlequins

    Worcester have momentum but they don't have time. It's ticking away.

    Quins taking their time at the scrum too. This pitch has just about held up...

  10. Worcester 20-24 Harlequins

    Harlequins' penalty count is racking up and Worcester rub their hands but Ryan Mills kick goes straight to Nick Evans.

    However it's Worcester after a trading of kicks up collect the ball and continue the direct approach.

    All Worcester right now until a knock on hands possession back to a rather muddied Quins side.

  11. Worcester 20-24 Harlequins

    Worcester make a few tweaks to the side, Tom Biggs and Charlie Mulchrone on.

    Quins have head and feed on their own 10 metre line.

  12. Worcester 20-24 Harlequins

    How crucial might that missed kick be from Ryan Mills? Mind you his creativity made the try.

    Worcester dominating the ruck, midway inside the Quins half. The visitors clinging on right now. Back to full complement though as Jamie Roberts is back on after a sinbinning.

    Mike Brown touches down in his own in-goal. 22 drop out from Nick Evans.

  13. Try (Dowson, missed con Mills)

    Worcester 20-24 Harlequins

    Phil Dowson the skipper picks up the pieces out wide to score after a mix-up from Charlie Walker.

    Ryan Mills clipped a lovely kick in behind, Walker looked to be impeded by Cooper Vuna as he scrambled off to get the ball that spilled loose. Dawson said thanks very much.

    However Wayne Barnes awarded the try.

    Mills unable to convert. FOUR POINTS IN IT.

  14. Worcester 15-24 Harlequins

    Worcester hold out with some almighty graft to keep Quins at bay as they chugged through phases but Charlie Matthews ruins it by coming in off his feet at the ruck.

    Huge cheers - is this another filip for the Warriors?

  15. Worcester 15-24 Harlequins

    Worcester pinged by Wayne Barnes for early hit on the maul from the line-out.

    Evans offers a repeat dose. ANOTHER line-out for Quins in territory.

  16. Worcester 15-24 Harlequins

    Flurry of changes for Worcester, with the notable departure for the afternoon of Donncha O'Callaghan.

    Quins have the line-out, and get the penalty. Nick Evans, again, lands the ball in touch for a line-out in the 22.

  17. Worcester 15-24 Harlequins

    Worcester streak away to the left after the ball went loose but the flick to Chris Pennell goes forward and play is pulled back.

    Warriors' Sam Betty and Quins man Kyle Sinckler have a minor scuffle and Wayne Barnes comes in to intervene.

    Quins now win the scrum battle this time and Nick Evans will find touch to relieve some pressure.

  18. Worcester 15-24 Harlequins

    There's a relief on the face of Chris Robshaw as Quins get a penalty for a collapsed maul and Nick Evans thumps to touch.

    Quins look to drive off the line-out. Quins need to use it and lose it. Worcester break out!

  19. Try (Penalty, con Mills)

    Worcester 15-24 Harlequins

    Worcester took the scrum again sensing blood and they got the penalty try as Quins failed to deal with the drive. Nine points in it.

    Ryan Mills on target with the conversion in front of the sticks. Game on.

  20. Sin-bin (Roberts)

    Worcester 8-24 Harlequins

    Jamie Roberts goes to the bin for making the tackle and ending up the wrong side of the ruck.

    Worcester get ANOTHER penalty just a couple of metres away.