Harlequins Women finish the season with a thrilling 33 -33 draw
8th Jun 2023 | Rugby
Quins struck early after just six minutes following a lineout deep in the Worcester half.
The ball was brought down into a driving maul and Lauren Brooks peeled off to power over the line in her final game for Harlequins. Lagi Tuima added the conversion to give Quins a 0-7 lead.
Worcester replied shortly after with a converted try of their own on ten minutes, but Quins lock Jenny Kronish broke the line and strode out, she was tackled just short but stretched out and placed the ball down to score Quins' second. Tuima converted again to make the score 7-14 on 12 minutes.
It wouldn't be until just before the break that Quins would score their next try, fly half Bella McKenzie received the ball at ten and dummied inside, before accelerating through the gap and dotting down under the posts. Lagi Tuima added a third conversion to make the score 7-21 at the break.
The battle intensified at the start of the second half, both sides bringing physicality on both sides of the ball. Two Worcester tries on 48 and 55 minutes would narrow the deficit to just two points, the score stood at 19-21 with 25 minutes remaining.
Just three minutes later Wallaroo Kaitlan Leaney crossed over for Quins' bonus-point try. Lagi Tuima broke the line and offloaded out of the tackle to Emily Chancellor, who sent her fellow Australian through under the posts. Another two for Tuima from the tee made the score 19-28 with 20 to go.
The exchange of tries went on as Worcester picked their next try on 63 minutes, but Quins prop Babalwa Latsha responded well with her fourth try in four games in the Quarters, powering over from close range to extend Quins lead to 26-33.
The final say of the game would be Worcester's, a try on 75 minutes would tie the game at 33-33 and despite some promise in attack, ultimately that's how the match would end.
A strong performance on the road, as Quins finish the season fifth in the Allianz Premier 15s.