Harlequins end losing streak with a 20-5 win over Bath

Kyle Sinckler is one of the try-scorer for Harlequins
Kyle Sinckler is one of the try-scorer for Harlequins
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Harlequins 20-5 Bath Rugby, Twickenham Stoop
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Harlequins went on to claim their first Aviva Premiership victory after beating Bath Rugby 20-5 at Twickenham Stoop on Sunday.

The rescheduled encounter also saw Harlequins end their four-game losing streak in the Aviva Premiership as they claim the ninth position while Bath slip to seventh.

Bath got off to a promising start when Zach Mercer broke a scrum and fed to Kahn Fotuali’i, who breached Harlequins defence to send Matt Banahan over the line. It was also the winger's ninth try in the season. James Wilson though missed out on the conversion.

Harlequins' response came from Tim Visser in the 22nd minute as he danced past the post while fly-half Demetri Catrakilis kicked a conversion and a penalty to provide them a five point lead heading into the break.

Bath suffered a major setback when Max Lahiff was yellow carded, a minute later he came off the bench in the 52nd minute and Kyle Sinckler capitalised on the numerical advantage to score second of Quins' try and with Demetri Catrakilis and Marcus Smith kicking a conversion and a penalty in the 55th and 77th minutes respectively, Harlequins completed a 20-5 victory at home.

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