Visser’s try in dramatic fashion grabs victory for Quins. 3rd December 2017
3rd December 2017
Harlequins stunned Saracens at the Stoop on Sunday, after a Tim Visser try in the final minute of the match gave them a 20-19 victory against Sarries, as the European Champions suffered a fifth successive defeat in all competitions.
The visitors had led a close contest after a Brad Barrett try inside two minutes gave them the perfect start, but a brace from Charlie Walker kept Quins in touch. Owen Farrell kicked 14 points from the tee, all in vain as Visser collected Danny Care’s cross field kick in the last minute, after Alex Goode’s fumble.
Sarries were out of the traps quickly when Barrett went over. Farrell added the conversion and then surpassed 1,000 Aviva Premiership points with a penalty after eight minutes. Quins responded with their first try of the afternoon after Walker went over in the corner after picking up Care’s delightful kick. James Lange reduced the deficit further with a penalty, only for Farrell to respond with a penalty to give Quins an eight-point advantage.
More brilliance from Care saw the scrum half saw him do a quick tap and go penalty in the 70th minute which Walker raced on to for his sixth try of the season. A successful conversion from Lange reduced the gap to just a single point, before Farrell struck his fourth penalty of the game to make the score 19-15 to Sarries. But in dramatic fashion and time running out, Care’s perfect pinpoint Crossfield kick found Visser, who dotted down for the match-winning score, and make it another success over Saracens that Harlequins hold at the Stoop.