Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Quins back on top

Nick Evans

Harlequins regained the top spot in the Aviva Premiership less than 24 hours after being deposed by reigning champions Saracens thanks to a 14-6 win over Bath.

Their six-month tenure at the head of the table was briefly interrupted when Sarries won 45-9 at Sale on Friday night.

But, in front of a 13,882 sell-out crowd at the Stoop, three penalties from former New Zealand fly-half Nick Evans and a late try by replacement flanker Maurie Fa'asavalu secured a hard-fought victory.

Fly-half Tom Heathcote replied with two penalties for Bath.