• Gallagher Premiership
  • Friday, October 8th 2021
  • Twickenham Stoop
Club Badge Harlequins 52
Club Badge Bristol Bears 24

Match Report

Will Carpenter

Will Carpenter reports from Twickenham Stoop

Posted Saturday, October 9th 2021

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Report: Harlequins 52-24 Bristol Bears

Harlequins pulled off another second-half comeback to beat Bristol Bears at The Stoop on Friday night.

Tries from Joe Joyce, Henry Purdy and Charles Piutau had fired the Bears into a 7-24 lead at half time, before the hosts powered back with seven second-half tries to storm to a bonus-point win.

Louis Lynagh's double and further scores from Andre Esterhuizen, Luke Northmore, Will Collier, Tyrone Green, Marcus Smith and Alex Dombrandt sealed an emphatic win for the home side. 

Harlequins: Green; Lynagh, Marchant, Esterhuizen, Murley; Allan, Care; Marler, Walker, Kerrod, Symons, Lamb, Lawday, Kenningham, Dombrandt (c).

Replacements: Riley, Baxter, Collier, Tizard, J Chisholm, Steele, Smith, Northmore.

Bristol Bears: C Piutau; Adeolokun (Lloyd 63), O'Conor, Bedlow (Leiua 56), Purdy; Sheedy, Randall (Uren 60); Y Thomas (Lahiff 63), Kerr (Thacker 61), Sinckler, Joyce (Thomas 60), Holmes, Vui, Heenan (c), Harding (Hughes 68).

Replacements: Thacker, Woolmore, Lahiff, Holmes, D Thomas, Uren, Lloyd, Leiua.



Pat Lam reaction


Charles Piutau reaction


Harlequins

Tries:
Green, Lynagh (2), Esterhuizen, Dombrandt, Collier, Smith, Northmore
Conversions
Smith (6)
Penalties:
Yellow Cards:

Bristol Bears

Tries:
Piutau, Purdy, Joyce
Conversions:
Sheedy (3)
Penalties:
Sheedy
Yellow Cards:
Heenan
  • KO: 7:45PM
  • Att: 0
  • Venue: Twickenham Stoop
  • Ref: Wayne Barnes

Harlequins

  • Tyrone Green
  • Louis Lynagh
  • Joe Marchant
  • Andre Esterhuizen
  • Cadan Murley
  • Tommaso Allan
  • Danny Care
  • Joe Marler
  • Jack Walker
  • Simon Kerrod
  • Matt Symons
  • Dino Lamb
  • Tom Lawday
  • Jack Kenningham
  • Alex Dombrandt

Substitutes

  • Sam Riley
  • Fin Baxter
  • Will Collier
  • Hugh Tizard
  • James Chisholm
  • Scott Steele
  • Marcus Smith
  • Luke Northmore

Bristol Bears

  • Charles Piutau
  • Niyi Adeolokun
  • Piers O'Conor
  • Sam Bedlow
  • Henry Purdy
  • Callum Sheedy
  • Harry Randall
  • Yann Thomas
  • Jake Kerr
  • Kyle Sinckler
  • Joe Joyce
  • Ed Holmes
  • Chris Vui
  • Jake Heenan
  • Fitz Harding

Substitutes

  • Harry Thacker
  • Jake Woolmore
  • Max Lahiff
  • Nathan Hughes
  • Daniel Thomas
  • Andy Uren
  • Ioan Lloyd
  • Alapati Leiua

Match Overview

Scorers

Harlequins

  • Green
  • ,
  • Lynagh
  • ,
  • Esterhuizen
  • ,
  • Dombrandt
  • ,
  • Collier
  • ,
  • Smith
  • ,
  • Northmore

Bristol Bears

  • Piutau
  • ,
  • Purdy
  • ,
  • Sheedy (1)
  • ,
  • Joyce

Yellow Cards

Bristol Bears

  • Heenan

Line Up

Harlequins

  • Green
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  • Lynagh
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  • Marchant
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  • Esterhuizen
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  • Murley
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  • Allan
  • ,
  • Care
  • ,
  • Marler
  • ,
  • Walker
  • ,
  • Kerrod
  • ,
  • Symons
  • ,
  • Lamb
  • ,
  • Lawday
  • ,
  • Kenningham
  • ,
  • Dombrandt
  • ,
  • Riley
  • ,
  • Baxter
  • ,
  • Collier
  • ,
  • Tizard
  • ,
  • Chisholm
  • ,
  • Steele
  • ,
  • Smith
  • ,
  • Northmore

Bristol Bears

  • Piutau
  • ,
  • Adeolokun
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  • O'Conor
  • ,
  • Bedlow
  • ,
  • Purdy
  • ,
  • Sheedy
  • ,
  • Randall
  • ,
  • Thomas
  • ,
  • Kerr
  • ,
  • Sinckler
  • ,
  • Joyce
  • ,
  • Holmes
  • ,
  • Vui
  • ,
  • Heenan
  • ,
  • Harding
  • ,
  • Thacker
  • ,
  • Woolmore
  • ,
  • Lahiff
  • ,
  • Hughes
  • ,
  • Thomas
  • ,
  • Uren
  • ,
  • Lloyd
  • ,
  • Leiua