Harlequins 30-28 Hull FC

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Harlequins withstood a late fightback to see off Hull and record the win at the Twickenham Stoop.

The game looked dead and buried after an hour, with Quins holding a 30-12 advantage.

But tries from Richard Horne, on 68, Craig Hall (71) and Matt Sing (74) set up an exciting finish, as the home side hung on to what had looked like a winning position.

The opening quarter of the game saw two well matched sides battle it out, with tries from Jon Wells and Daniel Heckenberg sandwiched by efforts from Sid Domic and Kirk Yeaman for the visitors.

It was Andy Smith's try on the stroke of half time that perhaps proved the turning point in the game, giving Harlequins an 18-8 half time lead.

Their advantage was extened through tries by Julian Rinaldi and Mark McLinden, both goaled by Henry Paul (pictured, above right), who landed 5 from 5, and it proved too much, as Hull just failed to complete what would have been a magnificent fightback.

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