Un­con­ven­tional kick­ing

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Glouces­ter’s Danny Cipri­ani (left) and Worces­ter’s Billy Searle each set up tries with in­tel­li­gent cross­field chips at Sixways on Satur­day.

The pre­vi­ous evening, Mar­cus Smith pro­duced a mea­sured kick­ing per­for­mance for Har­lequins at the Twick­en­ham Stoop. He ma­nip­u­lated Sale’s back­field with cen­tre­field dinks and driv­ing punts that skid­ded off the sur­face.

A clip to Chris Ash­ton across his own 22 also sparked a break­away. Sale’s Rob du Preez at­tempted some­thing sim­i­lar in the se­cond half, seem­ingly be­liev­ing his side to have earned a penalty ad­van­tage. How­ever, a lofted strike was gath­ered by Mike Brown and even­tu­ally led to Har­lequins’ sole try.

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