Dombrandt wins Man of The Match after securing Quins a win against Gloucester

Harlequins No. 8, Alex Dombrandt, capped a powerful display against Gloucester on Sunday, winning a crucial try which resulted in the Quins securing their second win of the season and Dombrandt being awarded Man of The Match.

Dombrandt showed his power and speed as he excelled on his return from injury and deserved his match-winning intervention.

The 22-year-old rumbled over the line on the hour to put Quins 20-19 up and Gloucester failed to claw back after Billy Twelvetrees missed a penalty with nine minutes to go.

Quins head of rugby, Paul Gustard, on Alex Dombrandt for The Daily Mail: “He is a champion isn’t he? In reality he is 18 months into his professional career and we don’t want to overcoach him.

“‘We have addressed some performance issues with regard to his nutrition and lifestyle but we want him to enjoy his rugby.

“He is coming out of his shell more and more. At heart he is a Harlequins fan — he was born round the corner — and is a good character and a level-headed kid. 

“The England stuff in the summer has not gone to his head. He is big player for us because he gets us points and momentum.”

Quins play their Champions Cup pool match against Ulster in Belfast on Saturday, where Dombrandt is likely to be on duty.