Feb 16, 2013 at 5.15pm UK at ​Twickenham Stoop
Leicester Tigers

Result: Harlequins edge past Leicester Tigers

Harlequins have seen off Leicester Tigers, thanks largely to the boot of Ben Botica.

Harlequins have edged out Leicester Tigers 25-22 in a tight Premiership contest at The Stoop.

First blood went to the Tigers in the sixth minute, with Toby Flood going over for a try before stepping up to kick the extras between the posts.

Leciester Tigers' Toby Flood runs away to score the first try of the match against Harlequins on February 16, 2013© PA Photos

Quins relied on the kicking of Ben Botica in the first half and he kicked his first penalty in the 12th minute, before Flood added one of his own on 17.

Two more Botica penalties on 21 and 25 minutes brought the hosts to within a point of the Tigers.

However, the visitors ended the half six points up through a Flood penalty and an unconverted Adam Thompstone try, either side of Botica's fourth penalty of the game.

Danny Care went over for a try nine minutes into the second 40 and Botica's conversion put Quins ahead for the first time at 19-18.

Harlequins' Danny Care goes over to score a try against Leicester Tigers on February 16, 2013© PA Photos

Botica kicked another penalty on 60 minutes, with Flood responding on 69 but Leicester were still a point behind.

A nervy final few minutes finally ended with yet another Botica penalty as Quins ran out 25-22 victors.

Harlequins' Danny Care is tackled during the match against Biarritz on January 18, 2013
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