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Quins qualify for last eight

Harlequins sealed qualification for the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup with a convincing 47-8 win over Connacht at the Stoop.

The Quins took some time to subdue an enterprising Irish side and were fortunate to lead 6-3 after the first half an hour. Their set scrum then emphasised their superiority to ensure there was no way back for Connacht, who were briefly reduced to 12 men in the second half as they fell to a heavy defeat.

Tom Williams (two), Ugo Monye, George Lowe and Ben Botica touched down for Quins, who were also awarded a penalty try, with Nick Evans and Botica kicking the rest of their points.

Matthew Jarvis kicked an early penalty for Connacht, with John O'Connor crossing for their only try of the game in the second half.


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