Harlequins 53-17 Newcastle Falcons, Twickenham Stoop
Harlequins have boosted their chances of a top six finish as they ran a seven try riot to trounce Newcastle Falcons by 53-17 in their Aviva Premiership clash at Twickenham Stoop on Saturday.
Scrum-half Tane Takulua got Newcastle Falcons off the mark with a second minute converted try but a try each from Rob Buchanan and Mike Brown along with a double conversion and a penalty from Nick Evans took the Quins to a 17-7 lead.
After Takulua and Evans exchanged penalties, Newcastle Falcons lost Juan Pablo Socino temporarily when he was sin-binned allowing Joe Marchant to rumble past the post at the stroke of half-time during whcih Harlequins had a 27-10 lead.
Marland Yarde announced his arrival with a 41st minute touchdown and soon Quins added two more tries through Matthew Luamanu and Danny Care. Evans converted all three tries to take them to a 48-10 lead.
Even though Mark Wilson scored a consolation try for Newcastle Falcons, replacement Tim Swiel went past the line in the 77th minute to ensure a comfortable win for Harlequins.
The win has taken Harlequins to the sixth position with 47 points from 18 games while Newcastle Falcons are at ninth.
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