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Harlequins v Gloucester Rugby: Review in numbers

Wednesday, 13th September 2017 @ 15:00



Take a look back at Saturday's match with some of the key statistics from the win against Gloucester Rugby.

Harlequins' 28-17 win over Gloucester Rugby was the Londoners' first win of the season in their first league home match of 2017/18.

The win now stretches Harlequins' home league unbeaten record over the Cherry and Whites to 11 matches; not losing to Gloucester at The Stoop in the Aviva Premiership since September 2006.

On Saturday, Harlequins raced into a 17-3 half-time lead thanks to the tries of Dave Ward and Charlie Walker. Against Gloucester, Walker made 108 metres (sixth highest number of the weekend) and made three breaks (third highest of the weekend), leaving him fourth overall for the season in metres made, as well as scoring two tries so far.

          

Walker's wing counterpart Marland Yarde also scored on the weekend to round off the win and beat seven Gloucester defenders, the second highest number in the league over the weekend. Yarde is equal second for defenders beaten this season (11) and equal third for breaks (six).

It was a special day for Mike Brown who broke the senior appearance record for Harlequins in the professional era and he put in a strong performance at fullback. Brown made 17 carries - equal third highest of the weekend - taking his tally to 32 for the season, making him fourth highest overall. In Saturday's clash with the Cherry and Whites, Brown also provided the assists for both Walker's and Yarde's tries.

In the forwards, James Horwill picked up from where he left off last season and won eight line outs against David Humphreys' side, the second highest number of the weekend. Horwill currently stands equal first overall for line outs won this season (15).

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Chris Robshaw put in a typical hard-working performance against Gloucester and won three turnovers in the match; the highest number in Round 2. The back rower is equal first for turnovers won this season (four).

The win over the Cherry and Whites means Harlequins have won ten of their last 12 home league matches, stretching all the way back to the start of the 2016/17 season.

Harlequins play Wasps on Sunday in Round 3 of the Aviva Premiership before returning to The Stoop to face Leicester Tigers on Saturday 23rd September.

The Londoners have won four of their last five home league matches against Tigers and you can guarantee your seat at the match by purchasing tickets online or by calling 020 8410 6010

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