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Premiership: Harlequins 22-44 Wasps – BBC Sport


Kyle Eastmond tackles Quins’ Luke Wallace – but lasted less than a quarter of the match
Aviva Premiership
Harlequins (10) 22
Tries: Visser, Morris, Matthews Con: Smith 2 Pen: Smith
Wasps (15) 44
Tries: De Jongh, Young 2, Le Roux, Cruse, Bassett Con: Cipriani 4 Pen: Cipriani 2

Wasps shrugged off Kyle Eastmond’s red card after only 17 minutes to score six tries in victory at Harlequins.

Eastmond was dismissed for a swinging arm at Marcus Smith with Wasps ahead through Juan de Jongh and Thomas Young.

But even with 14 men, Wasps produced two flowing tries for Young’s second and Willie le Roux, before Tom Cruse barged over and Josh Bassett touched down Danny Cipriani’s perfect grubber.

Aaron Morris, Tim Visser and Charlie Matthews replied for Harlequins.

The home side produced their most controlled period of the match as the clock ticked over the 80-minute mark but they failed to secure a try bonus point and now sit 10 points behind the play-off places.

Harlequins were level at 15-15 shortly after half-time as Morris gathered a swirling box kick on the left wing and found himself with a clear run to the line, but Wasps then took control to return to third in the Premiership.

Christian Wade made a clean break from his own half before Dan Robson and De Jongh set up Young for his second try.

Cipriani then broke from just outside his own 22, sent De Jongh into space and his delayed pass put Le Roux under the posts for the bonus-point try.

England number eight Nathan Hughes came off the bench for the final 24 minutes, his first appearance for four months, and helped drive Cruse over for Wasps’ fifth try before Cipriani applied the coup de grace with a delicate grubber kick that gave Bassett the most simple of finishes.

Harlequins: R Chisholm; Alofa, Marchant, Roberts, Visser; Smith, Lewis; Boyce, Ward (c), Sinckler, Glynn, Matthews, J Chisholm, Wallace, Luamanu.

Replacements: Gray, Lambert, Collier, South, White, Kitto, Prior, Morris.

Sin-bin: White (63)

Wasps: Le Roux; Wade, De Jongh, Eastmond, Bassett; Cipriani, Robson; McIntyre, Cruse, Cooper-Woolley, Gaskell (c), Myall, Willis, Young, Thompson.

Replacements: Garratt, Mullan, Moore, Hughes, Johnson, Simpson, Gopperth, Lovobalavu.

Sent off: Eastmond (17)

Referee: Wayne Barnes (Eng).



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