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Nathan Middleton

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  1. Post update

    FT: Harlequins 18-27 Leicester

    Thank you for your company this evening.

    Leicester fans, enjoy the rest of your Friday night and commiserations to those of a Harlequins persuasion.

    All the Six Nations and Premiership action is available across BBC Sport this weekend for your next rugby fix.

    Until then, good night. 

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    FT: Harlequins 18-27 Leicester


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  3. Post update

    FT: Harlequins 18-27 Leicester

    Leicester prop Ellis Genge told BT Sport: "We said that Harlequins were defending really well but we were more direct and playing territory more and it paid off.

    "It's a prestigious club and the results in the past few months haven't reflected on us. 

    "You can see it in the performance we're grafting out on the pitch"

  4. Full-time

    Harlequins 18-27 Leicester

    What a second half that was from Leicester as they do the Premiership double over Harlequins.

    In winning they end Quins' unbeaten record in the league at the Twickenham Stoop this season.

    Aaron Mauger's side go level on points with fourth-placed Bath but stay fifth.

  5. Try (Ward)

    Harlequins 18-27 Leicester

    Credit to Harlequins for keeping going in a losing cause but chasing this losing bonus point.

    Dave Ward is the grateful man at the back of the maul.

    Ruaridh Jackson from the right touchline is not close with his effort, so nothing for their efforts for Quins.

  6. Sin-bin

    Harlequins 13-27 Leicester

    The game goes on and Leicester will end it with 14 men as Luke Hamilton is sent to the bin for his offence in the line-out.

    Another Harlequins throw in from the five metre.

  7. Post update

    Harlequins 13-27 Leicester

    The hosts are throwing everything at Leicester, but it will be a case of too little, too late.

    Another penalty close to the line is kicked to the corner and it is a losing bonus point that Harlequins are chasing now.

  8. Post update

    Harlequins 13-27 Leicester

    Some monumental Leicester defending on their own line keeping Harlequins out a the moment.

  9. Post update

    Harlequins 13-27 Leicester

    Harlequins mess up a line-out set piece move but luckily for them the ball bounces backwards.

    They earn another penalty, kick to touch and a five metre line-out.

    Can they score?

  10. Post update

    Harlequins 13-27 Leicester

    And then, the Quins backlike bursts into life.

    A grubber kick ahead turns into a foot race but Telusa Veainu shows brilliant gas to beat three chasing Harlequins players and do enough to help them clear.

  11. Post update

    Harlequins 13-27 Leicester

    They have the ball, but they're deep in their own half Harlequins.

    Understandably they're trying to run it from deep but they're not making too many in roads right now.

  12. Post update

    Harlequins 13-27 Leicester

    Oh dear. This was the chance for Harlequins. 

    With a line-out 10 metres from the Leicester try line, they knock the ball forward from the first pod and Leicester have a relieving scrum.

    A flurry of changes from both sides.

  13. Post update

    Harlequins 13-27 Leicester

    A kicking exchange breaks out as both sides look for territory.

    Harlequins need to be in point-scoring range, while Leicester just need to get themselves as far from their 22 as they can.

  14. Post update

    Harlequins 13-27 Leicester

    To show you how good Leicester have been after the break, they have score 24 unanswered points.

    Harlequins need a response and they need it quickly.

  15. Try (Burns, con Williams)

    Harlequins 13-27 Leicester

    Harlequins v Leicester

    You simply cannot teach this.

    Freddie Burns rushes up in defence, reads a pass beautifully, intercepts it and sprints for the line under pressure.

    As he took a blow dotting the ball down, Owen Williams, on moments ago, knocks over the conversion.

    Harlequins back up to 15 players but a long way back now.

  16. Post update

    Harlequins 13-20 Leicester

    Well they made the chance for themselves but again Leicester's execution lets them down with the try line gaping as the pass to JP Pietersen is too far in front of him and goes into touch.

  17. Post update

    Harlequins 13-20 Leicester

    With another penalty in Harlequins territory, Leicester back themselves from the line-out instead of taking the chance to go more than a score ahead from the kicking tee.

  18. Penalty (Burns)

    Harlequins 13-20 Leicester

    He scored 20 points against Harlequins in the reverse fixture and Freddie Burns is striking the ball sweetly tonight.

    A seven point lead for Leicester now.

  19. Post update

    Harlequins 13-17 Leicester

    Aaron Mauger's Tigers side looking threatening again inside the Harlequins 22 before they earn a penalty. 

    A discussion for the corner again comes to the end Leicester will go for the posts.

  20. Post update

    Harlequins 13-17 Leicester

    With the man disadvantage now, it is the hard yards by the Harlequins forwards.

    They maul the ball twice and then lots of ball taken off scrum-half Charlie Mulchrone very short around the fringes.