PREMIERSHIP FINAL Exeter 38 Harlequins 40

Louis Lynagh’s scored two late tries as Harlequins pipped Exeter 40-38 in a pulsating Premiership final at Twickenham.

Quins trailed by five points before Lynagh’s 73rd and 76th minute tries put the London side in the lead for a final time.


British Lion Stuart Hogg pulled a try back for Exeter with two minutes to go to narrow the lead to just two points.

The lead changed hands five times throughout a memorable final, sealed by two tries from the son of former Australian ace Michael Lynagh, in front of 10,000 at England Rugby HQ.

Exeter Chiefs J Nowell (H Skinner 79); A Cuthbert (S Hogg 45), H Slade, O Devoto, T O'Flaherty; J Simmonds (capt), J Maunder (S Townsend 53);A Hepburn (B Moon 55), L Cowan-Dickie (J Yeandle 61), H Williams (M Street 72); J Gray, J Hill (S Lonsdale 74); J Kirsten, R Capstick (D Armand 45), S Simmonds.

Tries - Gray, Hepburn, S Simmonds, Devoto, Hogg; Conversions - J Simmonds 6; Penalty - J Simmonds

Harlequins T Green; C Murley (L Northmore 59), J Marchant, A Esterhuizen, L Lynagh; M Smith, D Care; J Marler, S Baldwin (J Gray 59), W Louw (W Collier 59); M Symons, S Lewies (capt, D Lamb 59); J Chisholm, J Kenningham, A Dombrandt.Replacements (not used):S Garcia-Botta, T Lawday, M Landajo, B Tapui

Tries - Penalty, Louw, Dombrandt, Esterhuizen, Lynagh (2); Conversions - Penalty, Smith 4

Half time - Quins 19-14 Chiefs 





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