Son of former Wallaby continues try-scoring streak in Premiership opener
Australian flyer Louis Lynagh has carried on where he left off at the end of Harlequins’ victorious season, scoring two tries for the English club champions during their 26-20 win at Newcastle Falcons in the opening game of their Premiership title defence.
An enthralling game at Kingston Park on Sunday saw winger Lynagh’s cutting edge to the fore just as it was when his brace of tries helped them seal the Premiership crown in the epic 40-38 win over Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham in June.
Both sides played fast, free-flowing rugby but Tommy Allan-inspired Quins were able to cross the whitewash four times to Newcastle’s three and head back to London with all five points.
Quins opened the scoring after 11 minutes, a long pass from England international Danny Care almost being picked off by Tom Penny before falling straight into the arms of Lynagh, who dotted down in the corner.
Lynagh, the fleet-footed son of former Wallabies great Michael, also went over in the corner in the 44th minute, put in by the quick distribution of No.10 Allan.
Harlequins’ Australian director of rugby Billy Millard was impressed by Italian international Allan’s debut as the fly-half filled Marcus Smith’s boots in style and was also delighted by Lynagh’s double.
“I’m more pleased for the team than I am for myself for winning this game,” said Millard. “We got our bonus point, which helps, and it was two great tries from Louis. He’s in a stable with some very good outside backs.”
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