The sun shone down on the Arms Park as both sides tried to play Barbarian style rugby. Cardiff made a bright start, Thomas Young bursting through on several occasions. But the Quins scored first. Jason Harries was on the end of a move that had started in their own half. Two minutes later and they had doubled their tally. Lee Williams touching down another seeping move. The third came shortly after. Aled Thomas given a run in following a break by Rheon James. The bonus point was bagged within 20 minutes, Williams with his second, Newton converting.
Cardiff’s first points came just before half time, the impressive Young with a tap penalty that resulted in Darren Ryna going over, Tovey added the extras. The Quins though scored just before the break when James Davies crossed.
The second half was more of the same. Cardiff threatened a comeback as Garyn Lucas and Richard Smith scored. But the Quins kept control as Harries added to his own tally and Newton added two penalties. Shaun Powell got the Cardiff bonus and Dan Fish scored under the posts, point but it was the visitors who scored the final try, man of the match James Davies touching down with a few minutes left
Nathan Trevett , Aaron Fowler , Jake Cooper-Woolley , Macauley Cook , Matthew Screech , Rory Watts-Jones , Thomas Young , Ben Roach , Garyn Lucas , Jason Tovey , Shaun Powell (c), Darren Ryan , Richard Smith , Jamie Davies , Dan Fish
Replacements: Jake Cooper-Woolley for Ryan Harford (33), Nick White for Matthew Screech (54), Ethan Lewis for Aaron Fowler (56), Jack Phillips for Darren Ryan (57), Sion Hopkins for Garyn Lucas (57), Lewis Smout for Nathan Trevett (62), James Thomas for Jason Tovey (62), Dan Partridge for Ryan Harford (72)
Tries: Darren Ryan (36), Garyn Lucas (48), Richard Smith (49), Shaun Powell (71), Dan Fish (74)
Conversions: Jason Tovey (36, 48, 50), James Thomas (72, 74)
Gareth Thomas , Richard Wilkes , Ian Jones (c), Carwyn Jones , Richard Kelly , Aidan Laxton , James Davies , Rory Gallagher , Rhodri Wells , Dan Newton , Jason Harries , Rheon James , Alex Pickersgill , Lee Williams , Aled Thomas
Replacements: Ellis Lloyd for Aidan Laxton (41), Gethin Robinson for Carwyn Jones (54), Andrew Beaujean for Gareth Thomas (63), Trystan Davies for Richard Wilkes (63), Tom Rees for Dan Newton (64), Darren Daniel for Ian Jones (68), Huw Rees for Rheon James (68), Gavin Evans for Lee Williams (79)
Tries: Jason Harries (9, 55), Lee Williams (13, 19), Aled Thomas (15), James Davies (40+, 78)
Conversions: Dan Newton (16, 40+, 56, 78)
Penalties: Dan Newton (52, 61)
Referee: Justin Williams (Wales)