Lansdowne 17, Belfast Harlequins 26
Belfast Harlequins stormed to victory on the back pitch at Lansdowne Road
with the boot of Paul Hancock helping them to pull away in the second half.
His opposing number David Quigley had earlier cancelled out Harlequins'
12-point lead with four successful kicks to leave it all-square at the
But surprisingly it was the visitors who finished the stronger of the two
after the break.
Tries from David Spence and Ross Collins, the latter converted by Hancock,
had seen 'Quins off to the best of starts and although Lansdowne responded
well, they came out a clear second best after the interval.
Hancock's kicking coupled with a Robin Morrow try on the hour won the day
for the visitors.