Harlequins 12-19 Warrington Wolves

The Wolves last week claimed victory over Hull FC by just one point, a Lee Briers drop goal the culmination of a spirited comeback and proving the difference between the two sides.

It was a similar story in the capital this afternoon, the game again rounded off by a drop goal from the trusty boot of Briers, although this time the difference was a seven points as Warrington enjoyed a 19-12 victory.

The Quins started in style with a touch down from Mark Gafa after just six minutes, followed by Scott Hill crossing the line nine minutes later, both tries converted by Paul Sykes.

With the Londoners cruising, Warrington picked themselves off the canvas and hit back with two tries through Martin Gleeson and Henry Fa’afili, reducing the half-time deficit to just 12-8.

Fa’afili again popped up after the restart, touching down after nine second-half minutes to draw the two sides level, before Stuart Reardon crossed just after the hour mark to nudge the visitors ahead.

Chris Bridge grabbed his first conversion of the afternoon to extend the lead to a crucial six points, before Briers added his one-pointer to put the game beyond Harlequins’ reach.


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