Harlequins end leaders' Exeter's unbeaten start


James Chisholm scored Harlequins’ first try
Gallagher Premiership
Harlequins (13) 28
Tries: Chisholm, Earle 2, Marchant Cons: Lang Pens: Lang, Smith
Exeter (5) 26
Tries: Kvesic, Yeandle, Devoto, Whitten Cons: J Simmonds, Steenson 2

Harlequins inflicted a first Premiership defeat of the season on leaders Exeter in an excellent match at Twickenham Stoop.

James Chisholm’s clever try from a lineout and a Nathan Earle score gave Quins a deserved 13-5 half-time lead.

Jack Yeandle and Ollie Devoto went over either side of Earle’s second try to move Exeter to within a point.

A penalty and Joe Marchant try gave the hosts a buffer but Ian Whitten’s runaway score set up a tense finale.

The bonus-point victory lifts Paul Gustard’s side up to fourth, while Exeter emerged with two points to stay top before Saracens’ game against Wasps on Saturday.

More to follow.

Harlequins: Brown; Ibitoye, Marchant, Saili, Earle; Lang, Care; Marler, Ward, Sinckler, Glynn, Merrick, Dombrandt, Clifford, Chisholm (capt).

Replacements: Crumpton, Boyce, Swainston, Luamanu, Kunatani, Mulchrone, Smith, Murley.

Exeter: Dollman; O’Flaherty, Whitten, Hill, Cuthbert; Simmonds, White; Low, Yeandle (capt), Holmes, Lees, Dennis, Ewers, Armand, Kvesic.

Replacements: Taione, Keast, Street, Atkins, Lawday, Maunder, Steenson, Devoto.

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