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Smith magic clinches Quins win over Chiefs

England international Marcus Smith nailed an 80th-minute conversion to hand Harlequins’ a narrow victory over the Exeter Chiefs

Last Updated: 08/01/22 5:43pm

    Marcus Smith showed his composure to kick the match-winning conversion

    Marcus Smith showed his composure to kick the match-winning conversion

    Marcus Smith’s outstanding last-minute conversion secured Harlequins a 14-12 victory over Exeter Chiefs, in a repeat of last season’s Gallagher Premiership final.

    Locked a seven points apiece at half-time, the home side played the second half with a man-advantage after Chiefs’ Alec Hepburn was sent off in the final stages of the first half following a dangerous clear-out on Joe Marler.

    Andre Esterhuizen provided the decisive try for Harlequins when he got on the end of a pinpoint cross-field kick from Smith in the 79th minute. The England international fly-half then showed his accuracy off the tee to secure the match.

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