Quins finish third
Published 04/05/2013 | 16:46
Defending champions Harlequins turned on the style to secure third place in the Aviva Premiership table ahead of next weekend's play-off semi-finals with a 22-19 win over Northampton.
Right wing Tom Williams, hooker Rob Buchanan and centre Tom Casson scored tries for Quins, with fly-half Nick Evans landing two conversions and a penalty.
Saints, narrowly denied after rallying from 22-5 down, replied with tries from left wing Jamie Elliott, hooker Dylan Hartley and lock Christian Day, on his 100th appearance for the club.
Fly-half Stephen Myler converted two of the tries but had earlier missed two penalties and a conversion.
Harlequins leapfrogged Northampton to finish third on a day when the two sides, already assured of their play-off places, served up a feast of attacking rugby.
Quins will travel to Leicester next Saturday, while Saints will take on Saracens the following day.