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Live Reporting

Rob Stevens and Brent Pilnick

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    That is it for our live text coverage of today's Premiership action.

    Thanks for joining us. We'll be back again tomorrow as Exeter host defending champions Saracens.

    Do join us then.

  2. Premiership remains tightly contested

    Northampton moved to the summit of the Premiership after their win today.

    They are three points ahead of Exeter - but the Chiefs will be aiming to reclaim top spot when they host Saracens tomorrow afternoon at 15:00 GMT.

    The rest of the table is very tight.

    Drawing against Leicester left Harlequins in eighth place on 17 points - yet the south-west London side are just one point behind third-placed Gloucester.

  3. Recap: Wins for Saints, Bath and Warriors


    Northampton celebrate a try

    There were three other games before the showpiece match at Twickenham.

    Northampton Saints held off Gloucester to prevail 33-26 at Franklin's Gardens and go top of the Premiership table.

    Bath overcame Sale 16-14, while Worcester beat 14-man London Irish 20-6.

    You can read reports of all those matches via the BBC Rugby Union page.

  4. Report: Tigers roar back to draw with Quins

    FT: Harlequins 30-30 Leicester

    If you are just joining us, you missed a dramatic second half at Twickenham.

    You can read Adam Williams' report from Rugby HQ by clicking the link below.

    Quins & Tigers draw Twickenham thriller

    Kyle Eastmond

    Premiership strugglers Leicester Tigers battle back to draw with Harlequins in the annual 'Big Game' at Twickenham.

    Read more
  5. Lasike proud of Quins effort

    FT: Harlequins 30-30 Leicester

    Quins celebrate Paul Lasike's try
    Quote Message: It is a bit of a mixed feeling. You come out to win and not to draw, but I am proud of the effort from the boys. We will get back to the drawing board on Monday. I have huge faith in the team going forward, but I know we can get back on track and do what needs to be done. from Paul Lasike Harlequins centre on BT Sport
    Paul LasikeHarlequins centre on BT Sport
  6. Full-time: Harlequins 30-30 Leicester

    Quins make it into the Tigers 22, but the driving maul is stopped short and then Leicester are awarded a scrum.

    There is no time left and Matthew Carley blows up.

    That means Big Game 12 ends in a draw at Twickenham.

    Credit to Leicester after fighting back from 27-13 down after 55 minutes.

  7. Post update

    Harlequins 30-30 Leicester

    Seventy seconds left, and Tigers fly-half George Ford box-kicks the ball into tough.

    Harlequins will have the line-out just outside the visitors' 22.

  8. Post update

    Harlequins 30-30 Leicester

    Up to 29 phases, after a great carry into contact from Tom Lawday.

    That sets up the opportunity for Danny Care to pop a pass to Alex Dombrandt - but the forward over-runs the ball and knocks on!

    Quins had numbers wide, but their chance looks to be gone.

    Tigers will have a scrum five meres from their line with two minutes left.

  9. Post update

    Harlequins 30-30 Leicester

    Quins keep it tight, with a lack of width.

    The phases count past 25, and they advance on the Tigers line.

    Five metres out now... this is a tense finish...

  10. Post update

    Harlequins 30-30 Leicester

    Bleddyn Jones

    Former Leicester Tigers fly-half on BBC Radio Leicester

    Telusa Veainu celebrates

    What a kick from George Ford, a fortunate bounce but Telusa Veainu did well to pick it up and his pace cleared the Harlequins defence.

    Tigers are definitely back in this game.

    What a difference Kyle Sinckler's injury and Will Collier's yellow card have made.

  11. Post update

    Harlequins 30-30 Leicester

    Quins have the ball inside the Leicester half, but are a man down.

    They are hanging onto it and probing at the Tigers defence, hoping to pick up a penalty.

    The clock ticks down and four minutes are left.

    Will the visitors spoil the Harlequins party?

  12. Post update

    Harlequins 30-30 Leicester

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at Twickenham

    Wow! There was absolutely no indication 20 minutes ago this was coming when Chris Robshaw scored Quins' third try to put the hosts 27-13 up.

    Sensational fighting spirit from Leicester to claw themselves level again and you feel the momentum could be with them towards the conclusion.

  13. Converted try: Harlequins 30-30 Leicester

    Telusa Veainu, con Ford

    Telusa Veainu scores

    What a try, and what a piece of inspiration from George Ford.

    Tigers get an advantage from a scrum penalty, allowing Ford the chance to conjure something.

    He chips a kick behind the Quins defence, which Telusa Veainu races onto before finishing.

    Ford adds the extras to tie the scores.

    Just under seven mnutes remain - will there be a winner?

  14. Post update

    Harlequins 30-23 Leicester

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at Twickenham

    Referee Matthew Carley is not exactly the most popular man around the Twickenham seats at present after that series of decisions.

    Ironic cheers all around the stadium as he awards Quins a scrum after a Leicester knock-on. That sin-binning of Will Collier didn't exactly go down well.

  15. Post update

    Harlequins 30-23 Leicester

    Tigers kick to touch but there is immediately a knock-on at the line-out as Tomas Lavanini fails to gather the ball cleanly.

    Quins will take their time at every opportunity, and will welcome a chance to eat a chunk of time out of the clock at the scrum.

  16. Sin-bin (Collier)

    Harlequins 30-23 Leicester

    In the 70th minute, Harlequins go down to 14 men as Will Collier gets shown yellow for conceding three consecutive penalties at the scrum.

    Quins have been dominant for most of the game, but this will make the last 10 minutes rather interesting.

  17. Post update

    Harlequins 30-23 Leicester

    Harlequins think they have control of the ball, with Danny Care poised over a ruck waiting for it to be presented to him.

    But Jordan Taufua is jackaling and manages to win a scrum for his side. Fine work from the Leicester flanker there.

  18. Penalty: Harlequins 30-23 Leicester

    George Ford

    It's tit-for-tat penalties as George Ford replies for Leicester after Harlequins infringed with an offside at the breakdown.

    Fourteen minutes remain at Twickenham.

  19. Post update

    Harlequins 30-20 Leicester

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at Twickenham

    Marcus Smith kicks a goal

    The two sides of Leicester's season so far there.

    Great set piece try to bring them back into contention and then all the hard work undone as they go offside straight from the restart.

    Tigers their own worst enemies.

  20. Penalty: Harlequins 30-20 Leicester

    Marcus Smith

    Straight from the restart, Leicester forward Tomas Lavanini gives away a penalty for offside.

    Marcus Smith kicks it to take his personal tally to 20 points this afternoon.

    That also checks Leicester's momentum somewhat.