Late Marcus Smith show stuns Cardiff Blues as Harlequins complete thrilling comeback

The Harlequins still had plenty of time to come back, and Care took off after it appeared the Harlequins were preparing an onslaught, which Smith turned to draw the Harlequins in seven.

They soon accumulated more pressure, with Kirby Mile tired of sin. Smith’s dancing foot minutes after Scrum pressured made the difference, as she jumped and turned to level the score at 33-33 with four minutes remaining.

There was still plenty of time to turn, and after Cardiff wobbled in their own half, Harlequins pounced on the winning penalty on the crash, which Smith knocked out to secure the win.

Match details

Recording sequence: 0-5 Lynagh, 0-7 Smith con, 5-7 Lane try, 7-7 Evans con, 12-7 Ratti try, 14-7 Evans con, 14-12 Green try, 14-17 Northmore try, 14-19 Smith-Conn 19-19 Lewis attempt 21-19 Evans con , 33-33 Smith Coon, 33-36 Smith Pen

Cardiff: Amos O Lane (T Myhill 72), R Lee-Lo, W Halaholo (B Thomas 50), J Adams; J Evans (R Priestland 76), T Williams (L Williams 78); R Curry (C Domachowski 50), K Myhill, D Arhip (D Lewis 48), J Turnbull (c), S Davies, S Lewis-Hughes, E Jenkins (W Boyde 70), J Ratti

unused: R Thornton

yellow card: D Arhip 40, K Myhill 73

Harlequins: T. Green Linage, J. Marchant, L. Northmore (H Jones 51), C. Morley; M Smith, De Ker; J Marler (S Garcia Botta 77), J Walker (S Riley 77), W Collier (S Kerrod 55), M Symons, D Lamb, V Taulani (A White 51), T Lawday (H Tizard 55), A Dombrandt ( c)

unused: J Stafford, W Edwards

yellow card: Dombrant 53

Rule: T Trinini (France)

Presence: 0

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