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Harlequins fly-half Tim Swiel keeps cool to put boot into Newcastle

Harlequins 15-7 Newcastle

When you are nine points adrift of the play-off places you have grown accustomed to, you take the points any which way. This Harlequins did, but after their heroics against Leinster over the past fortnight the drop-off in their performance levels was marked. It is not stretching it to say that Newcastle looked the better side for most of this game, but a lack of composure and an alarming penalty count in the second half enabled Quins to deprive them of even a bonus point without threatening their 22, let alone the tryline. Tim Swiel, recently recruited to cover an injury crisis at fly-half, slotted five penalties from five to take the points.

It may surprise students of the Premiership’s recent history that this started life as a match between ninth and 10th, the Falcons having roused themselves of late from their traditional position battling against relegation. Harlequins, meanwhile, have slipped from theirs at or near the top of the table and have precious little margin for error if they are to regain those heights before the music stops this season.

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Harlequins fly-half Tim Swiel keeps cool to put boot into Newcastle

Harlequins 15-7 Newcastle

When you are nine points adrift of the play-off places you have grown accustomed to, you take the points any which way. This Harlequins did, but after their heroics against Leinster over the past fortnight the drop-off in their performance levels was marked. It is not stretching it to say that Newcastle looked the better side for most of this game, but a lack of composure and an alarming penalty count in the second half enabled Quins to deprive them of even a bonus point without threatening their 22, let alone the tryline. Tim Swiel, recently recruited to cover an injury crisis at fly-half, slotted five penalties from five to take the points.

It may surprise students of the Premiership’s recent history that this started life as a match between ninth and 10th, the Falcons having roused themselves of late from their traditional position battling against relegation. Harlequins, meanwhile, have slipped from theirs at or near the top of the table and have precious little margin for error if they are to regain those heights before the music stops this season.

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Harlequins fly-half Tim Swiel keeps cool to put boot into Newcastle

Harlequins 15-7 Newcastle

When you are nine points adrift of the play-off places you have grown accustomed to, you take the points any which way. This Harlequins did, but after their heroics against Leinster over the past fortnight the drop-off in their performance levels was marked. It is not stretching it to say that Newcastle looked the better side for most of this game, but a lack of composure and an alarming penalty count in the second half enabled Quins to deprive them of even a bonus point without threatening their 22, let alone the tryline. Tim Swiel, recently recruited to cover an injury crisis at fly-half, slotted five penalties from five to take the points.

It may surprise students of the Premiership’s recent history that this started life as a match between ninth and 10th, the Falcons having roused themselves of late from their traditional position battling against relegation. Harlequins, meanwhile, have slipped from theirs at or near the top of the table and have precious little margin for error if they are to regain those heights before the music stops this season.

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  1. Harlequins fly-half Tim Swiel keeps cool to put boot into Newcastle
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