Harlequins take the Amlin Challenge Cup final in dramatic fashion


first_imgWednesday May 25, 2011 Harlequins take the Amlin Challenge Cup final in dramatic fashion The Heineken Cup final wasn’t the only big game that took place in Cardiff on the weekend, as the Amlin Challenge Cup final produced a classic finish, with Harlequins snatching the silverware from counterparts Stade Francais. Harlequins secured Heineken Cup qualification for next season with their come from behind 19-18 victory at Cardiff City Stadium. The Amlin Challenge Cup win ensures that seven English teams will take part in the next showpiece European tournament, which Leinster famously won on Saturday. Despite having very little ball and Stade Francais controlling the game in the second half, Quins managed to manufacture a try with just 3 minutes left, brilliantly set up by the efforts of Nick Easter, Joe Marler, and Danny Care. Gonzalo Camacho gathered Cares kick ahead, leaving them a point behind before Nick Evans lined up his kick. The former All Black, surely the obvious second choice as flyhalf for New Zealand this year, took the challenge head on, slotting the kick with aplomb. “All those times on the training pitch you dream of moments like that one. I was excited to have the kick – I wasn’t nervous. That is what we live for as kickers,” said Evans. “Credit to the whole team. We never gave up, and I think we have shown that throughout the season. We got ourselves out of jail, got the win and got the silverware. “Bloodgate was like a bomb going off in the club. Everything scattered and we had to start again, we had to rebuild. We had a lot of the same players but confidence had been knocked out of them. Everyone hated us and things like that, so it was hard. “Hopefully now, we can push on and create a bit of a dynasty,” he added. On the flip-side, James Haskell admitted that he might have been at fault for allowing Harlequins to slip through for that final try as he shot out the line. “I’ve got a feeling in my gut I lost us the game. I won’t be sleeping well tonight.” It was a fantastic ending to a final, and tense throughout. Most of the points were via the boot, so this highlights clip focuses on a few of the kicks, and includes the try in its entirety, the celebrations, and then an interview with Evans as part of the playlist. Also, much requested, keep a lookout for fullback Mike Brown enjoying the festivities with the fans after the game.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Harlequins Related Articles 67 WEEKS AGO Harlequins snatch controversial victory over… 266 WEEKS AGO Harlequins confirm departing players following… 310 WEEKS AGO Harlequins 2015/16 Aviva Premiership fixtures… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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