Smith and Lynagh lead Harlequins’ second-half comeback to stun Bristol

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  • Harlequins 52-24 Bristol
  • Champions score eight tries in bonus point win

Marcus Smith capped his first appearance of the season with a stunning solo try in another thrilling comeback victory for Harlequins against Bristol. Harlequins were 21 points down when Smith came off the bench in the first half but eight tries later Bristol had been ruthlessly put to the sword by the 22-year-old fly-half and his irrepressible captain Alex Dombrandt.

It was exhibition stuff by the end and that should concern Pat Lam, whose side have lost three of their opening four matches and capitulated in both away from home. For if a comeback victory for Harlequins against Bristol sounds familiar, it should be noted that Smith and co romped to victory here after turning the tide. Their semi-final win last season was a nail-biting classic, here they simply turned up the heat and Bristol melted.

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Written by Gerard Meagher at the Stoop
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/oct/08/harlequins-bristol-premiership-match-report under the title “Smith and Lynagh lead Harlequins’ second-half comeback to stun Bristol”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.