Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Quins stretch Premiership lead

Nick Easter was amongst the scorers as Harlequins beat Sale

Former England international Nick Easter touched down for one of Harlequins' three tries as they extended their lead at the top of the Aviva Premiership with a 30-21 victory over Sale Sharks.

Cameron Shepherd's try took Sale into an early lead, but Quins controlled the rest of the half with Tom Williams touching down and Ben Botica adding eight points with the boot.

Botica continued his fine form in the second period with another penalty before converted scores from Easter and Charlie Matthews sealed a fine victory, their 12th in 13 games.

Richie Vernon and Sam Tuitupou scored consolation efforts in the last few minutes for Sale, but the result means they still reside at the bottom of the league.