Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Quins finish third

Tom Williams scored one of Quins' three tries

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.

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