What a difference a week makes, last weekend at the Stoop we basked in warm sunshine, this afternoon it felt like Siberia at Richmond Athletic Ground as icy rain gave way to a northerly wind that cut you in half.
One thing that didn’t change from last week however was the fact that Quins earned another win, this time with a try scoring bonus point,
I’m not sure what Shaunagh Brown has been eating this week but she was like a runaway buffalo stampeding over Richmond defenders at regular intervals indeed at one point she left two opposition players lying prostrate on the ground as she rampaged into the opposition twenty-two.
Chloe Edwards also had some barnstorming runs taking the ball as first receiver and breaking the gain line time and time again.
Leanne Riley sniped and made some superb breaks whilst being the team metronome and constantly attempting to up the tempo with quick tap penalties.
Richmond starter the better scoring a try after 5 minutes when Libby Povey went over for the hosts.
On 12 minutes Shaunagh Brown steamrolled over for a try converted by the points machine Ellie Green.
Fiona Fletcher rounded off some great handling with a try on 20mins which the Green Machine converted to give Quins a 14-5 lead.
Emily Scott scores a try three minutes later before a sublime pass from Rachael Burford put Beth Dainton over in the left hand corner.
Richmond responded in the 40th minute with a try from Anna Caplice which made the half time score 26-10 to Quins.
The second half was a much less entertaining affair dominated by the referee’s whistle.
Quins had a penalty try on the 63rd minute following a scrum. The Quins scrum totally dominated constantly marching Richmond backwards even on their own put in.
At one point it looked like they might end up in Starbucks in the High had the referees whistle not intervened.
The Queensland born super sub Chloe Butler stormed over for try in the 80th minute converted by Emily Scott to make the final score 40-10 to Harlequins, a bonus point win which takes them to third in the table.