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Son of Wallaby legend shines in English rugby thriller

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Louis Lynagh, son of former Wallaby great Michael Lynagh, has scored a try in a fantastic Harlequins comeback that saw the London side reach English club rugby’s Premiership final.

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In a thrilling game against Bristol Bears on Saturday, Quins looked certain losers when moments before the halftime whistle they trailed 28-0 – but they hit back to record an extraordinary victory 43-36.

Quins scored five tries to take the match into extra-time at 31-31, and added two more in that period to reach their first final since 2012 with a side featuring 11 of their academy products – including 20-year-old Lynagh – in the matchday squad of 23.

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Tyrone Green and Joe Marchant both scored two tries for Quins, Alex Dombrandt, James Chisholm and Lynagh the others, with Marcus Smith adding four conversions.

Max Malins scored a hat-trick for Bristol, while Ben Earl and Luke Morahan claimed one apiece and Callum Sheedy kicked three penalties and a conversion.

Winger Lynagh looked to have scored with Quins’ first real attack on the half-hour when he dived over in the corner but replays showed he’d put a foot in touch.

However, there was no doubt about his try after the break which put Quins just four points behind going into the final quarter, before extra-time had to be played with the sides locked at 31-31 after the 80 minutes.

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He was also later denied a second try after TMO replays showed that he’d scored from a forward pass.

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