Rugby U


Afternoon everyone - @DavidLeaWrath here with Leicester v Quins on ByTheMinute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCxRjCRSPHk

Five minutes to kickoff, let's get on with the teams.

LEI: Veianu; Thompstone, Tuilagi, Owen, Holmes; Toomua, Harrison; Bateman, TYoungs, Mulipola; Fitzgerald, Kitchener; Williams, O'Connor, Kalamafoni

HAQ: Morris; Alofa, Marchant, Roberts, Visser; Smith, Kitto; Boyce, Gray, Sinckler; South, Matthews; Wallace, Ward, JChisholm

It would seem odd to call this a bottom-of-the-table battle, were it not for the entire media talking it up as such all week.

Wayne Barnes is our ref today. Quins will kick off.

Both sides in more danger of making the playoffs than going down, though. Bizarre league, this year. We're under way.

Morris makes a hash of Harrison's first box kick, and fumbles it forward. Visser picks it up and is offside - accidentally so - a little generous, I feel.

Leicester run phases, but Mulipola, lurking between the centres, knocks it on, and Quins pick up.

Wide to Morris and Alofa and it's TRY QUINS in the corner. Not three minutes on the clock. Welford Road sounds like an empty park pitch.