Freddie Burns kicks Leicester Tigers to 18-27 victory over Harlequins

Freddie Burns scored a try for Leicester in the win over Harlequins
Freddie Burns scored a try for Leicester in the win over Harlequins

Harlequins 18-27 Leicester Tigers, Twickenham Stoop

Fly-half Freddie Burns contributed with 15 points as Leicester Tigers made a stunning comeback in the second half to seal a 18-27 victory over Harlequins at Twickenham Stoop on Saturday.

Burns got the visitors off the mark with a 16th minute penalty but it was total domination from Harlequins in the remainder of the first-half as Alofa Alofa strolled past the post while Nick Evans added a conversion and a penalty.

Replacement Ruaridh Jackson took over the kicking responsibility from Evans in the 31st minute and scored another penalty to secure a 10-point for the Quins at half-time.

Leicester Tigers made an incredible comeback in the second half with scrum-half Sam Harrison (44') and Burns reduced the gap to three points following which Harlequins fullback was sin-binned in the 50th minute and to make things worse, the visitors were awarded a penalty try as well.

Burns singlehandedly took the game away from Quins with a converted try which came after a penalty to take Leicester Tigers to 27 points.

Even though, Harlequins flanker Dave Ward went past the line in the added minutes, Harlequins succumbed to a nine point defeat, ending their winning streak at home.

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