Warriors lose at home

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news on 3 Oct 2008 at 06:33
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A 10-minute burst, which included three tries, helped Harlequins to a deserved set of five points with a 30-23 win in their Guinness Premiership clash at the Sixways Stadium on Thursday.

The match saw a bright start from Worcester and, although an early decision to kick from the corner and not at the posts turned out to come to nothing, they made it clear what their intentions were, according to a report on

The pressure soon told and, with just five minutes gone, flyhalf Matthew Jones slotted a drop-goal from 20 meters to give his forwards some reward for their early efforts.

Harlequins though were immediately on the attack. Poor control of the restart put the home side under pressure and after an extended period with the ball wing Ugo Monye slid on to a delicate grubber and got the game’s first try.

Just two minutes later and it was two. Quins were in full flight, and centre Gonzalo Tiesi crashed over to really help put Dean Richard’s men in the ascendency.

Again, just two minutes down the line, it was the turn of fullback Mike Brown. Coming into the line, just off the shoulder of scrumhalf Danny Care, Brown cut the line nicely and was able to go all the way from outside the 22 metre line and ground the ball under the uprights.

Jones pulled a penalty back for the Warriors in the 17th minute, but it was another 10 minutes before they themselves got over the line. It was Jones again who put the points on the board for the home side.

A set move from an attacking scrum inside the opposition twenty-two saw the flyhalf hit the line at pace and just on the outside shoulder of Quins inside centre Jordan Turner-Hall Jones. With momentum and the angle on his side Jones easily finished off and brought Worcester back to within touching distance.

With time running out in the first half Quins managed to extend their lead with a Malone penalty and a Monye converted try coming just before the break.

Worcester started the second half in a similar vein to that with which they had started the first. A simple enough move from a line-out became dangerous when Chris Latham’s run into the line and, after drawing two defenders, was able to put wing Miles Benjamin in enough space for the speedster to take the scores to 20-27.

Malone added a penalty in the 48th minute, before the game settled down into a far more tactical battle with both sides giving little away.

It took 25 minutes for the next points to be scored and they fell to the home side. A penalty kick to bring Greg Rawlinson’s men back to within seven could have set up a grand stand finish but it wasn’t to be.

Malone should have made the game safe with a penalty of his own with just two minutes to go but, luckily for him, it would ultimately not cost his side.

Quins continue their good start to the season and move to fourth place on the log with 16 points from their five games, while Worcester are down in 11th place just above winless Bristol.

The scorers:

For Worcester:
Tries: Jones, Benjamin
Cons: Jones 2
Pens: Jones 2
DG: Jones

For Harlequins:
Tries: Monye 2, Tiesi, Brown
Cons: Malone 2
Pens: Malone 2


Worcester: 15 Chris Latham, 14 Charlie Fellows, 13 Dale Rasmussen, 12 Sam Tuitupou, 11 Miles Benjamin, 10 Matthew Jones, 9 Ryan Powell, 8 Netani Talei, 7 Tom Wood, 6 Kai Horstmann, 5 Craig Gillies, 4 Greg Rawlinson (c), 3 Tevita Taumoepeau, 2 Aleki Lutui, 1 Matt Mullan.
Replacements: 16 Chris Horsman, 17 Chris Fortey, 18 Graham Kitchener, 19 Matt Cox, 20 Matt Powell, 21 Loki Crichton, 22 Alex Grove.

Harlequins: 15 Mike Brown, 14 David Strettle, 13 Gonzalo Tiesi, 12 Jordan Turner-Hall, 11 Ugo Monye, 10 Chris Malone, 9 Danny Care, 8 Tom Guest, 7 Will Skinner (c), 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 Jim Evans, 4 Ollie Kohn, 3 Mike Ross, 2 Gary Botha, 1 Ceri Jones.
Replacements: 16 Tani Fuga, 17 Mark Lambert, 18 George Robson, 19 Phil Davies, 20 Andy Gomarsall, 21 Charlie Amesbury, 22 Waisea Luveniyali.

Referee: Wayne Barnes


  • Oubaas always gives us a nice ‘local flavoured’ piece on the pool standings and performances after the official article.( SIGH ) :mrgreen:

    That said, Superbru have still not updated their scores!! :eek:

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.10.08 07:53:17 by Silver Fox Reply
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  • Heheheheee!!! These guys ( Guinness Premiership ) are taking resting players to a whole new level. They play five rounds and then take off for more than a month!! :grin:

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.10.08 07:57:10 by Silver Fox Reply
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  • Only watched the first half. Was quite entertaining.

    Now roll on the Heineken Cup.

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.10.08 09:46:51 by McLovin Reply
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  • Speaking of the Premiership, I notice Cipriani is dating Kelly Brook. :grin:

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.10.08 10:04:01 by McLovin Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 4) : she’s 8 years older than him… must be true, love is blind. :wink:

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.10.08 10:07:10 by McLovin Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 5) :

    Whats wrong with older woman / younger men relatiosnhips??? :twisted: :cool:

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.10.08 10:09:22 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 6) : Nothing, as long as they’re both adults of course, and not a grab a granny type scenario. :razz:

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.10.08 10:13:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 6) : Seen any good magic tricks lately?

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.10.08 10:14:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 8) :


  • Comment 9, posted at 03.10.08 10:21:39 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 7) :

    Adult or legal…there’s a difference…

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.10.08 10:22:08 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 9) : Nope. :roll:

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.10.08 10:25:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • The main reason santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live. :twisted:

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.10.08 10:31:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • What if there were no hypothetical questions?

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.10.08 10:32:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) :

    Was there one?

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.10.08 10:37:52 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 14) : Very good. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.10.08 10:39:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • One-seventh of your life will be spent on Mondays.

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.10.08 10:39:25 by McLovin Reply

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  • If a monk, living in a monastery, takes a vow of silence, then talks in his sleep, has he broken his vow of silence? If so, who is going to tell on him?

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.10.08 10:43:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 17) :

    Ok ma lekke weird vandag… :roll: :wink:

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.10.08 11:07:03 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 18) : elke dag :mrgreen: net lus vir kak praat vandag. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.10.08 11:16:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 19) :

    OI!!! akkies is die woord.. :wink: oh, so you are in a “Ice-Timeframe-mode” :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.10.08 11:19:06 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.10.08 11:24:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 20) : Not sure what “Ice-Timeframe-mode” is, but count me in. :smile:

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.10.08 11:25:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • Two women friends had gone for a girl’s night out; both were very faithful and loving wives. However, they had gotten over-enthusiastic on the Bacardi Breezers.

    Incredibly drunk & walking home, they needed to pee, so they stopped in the cemetery. One of them had nothing to wipe with so she thought she would take off her panties and use them. Her friend, however, was wearing a rather expensive pair of panties and did not want to ruin them, but was lucky enough to squat down next to a grave that had a wreath with ribbon on it, so she proceeded to wipe with that.

    After the girls did their business, they proceeded to go home.

    The next day, one woman’s husband was concerned that his normally sweet and innocent wife was still in bed hung over, so he phoned the other husband and said, ‘These damn girls’ night out has got to stop. I’m starting to suspect the worst. My wife came home with no panties.’

    ‘You think that’s bad’ said the other husband, ‘Mine is lying in bed with a card stuck in her ass that says:

    ‘From all of us at the Fire Station. We’ll never forget you.’

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.10.08 11:26:58 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 22) :

    Die lus vir *** praat… :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.10.08 11:27:21 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Sherlock Holmes never did say “Elementary, my dear Watson.”

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.10.08 11:28:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 23) : :lol:

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.10.08 11:29:30 by McLovin Reply

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    This is for all you girls 30 years and over…. and for those who are
    turning 30, and for those who are scared of moving into their 30′s…AND
    for guys who are scared of girls over 30!!!!… This was written by Andy
    Rooney from CBS 60 Minutes.

    Andy Rooney says:

    As I grow in age, I value women who are over 30 most of all. Here are
    just a few reasons why:

    A woman over 30 will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask,
    “What are you thinking?” She doesn’t care what you think.

    If a woman over 30 doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit
    around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it’s
    usually something more interesting.

    A woman over 30 knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is,
    what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of 30
    give a damn what you might think about her or what she’s doing.

    Women over 30 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you
    at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if
    you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can
    get away with it.

    Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what
    it’s like to be unappreciated.

    A woman over 30 has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women
    friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best
    friend because she doesn’t trust the guy with other women. Women over 30
    couldn’t care less if you’re attracted to her friends because she knows
    her friends won’t betray her.

    Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a
    woman over 30. They Always Know.

    A woman over 30 looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true
    of younger women.

    Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 30 is far sexier than
    her younger counterpart.

    Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you
    are a Jerk if you are acting like one! You don’t ever have to wonder
    where you stand with her.

    Yes, we praise women over 30 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately,
    it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman
    of 30+, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of
    himself with some 22-year-old waitress

    Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, “Why buy the cow when
    you can get the milk for free”. Here’s an update for you.

    Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage, why? Because women realize
    it’s not worth buying an entire Pig, just to get a little sausage!


  • Comment 27, posted at 03.10.08 11:30:07 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Thought for the day

    Sometimes when I reflect back on all the alcohol I drink, I feel ashamed.
    Then I look into the glass and think about the workers at SAB
    and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink their alcohol , they might
    be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself,
    “It is better that I drink and Let their dreams come true than be selfish
    and worry about my liver.”

  • Comment 28, posted at 03.10.08 11:31:38 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Whilst on the topic of cricket, Paul Adams has retired. :roll:

  • Comment 29, posted at 03.10.08 11:58:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 1) :

    I will put one togther in the am for us, we can sommer then use that as a “kakpraat” thread before we finish of the league season in top spot. :razz:

  • Comment 30, posted at 03.10.08 12:30:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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