Rugby - Quins finish third

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.

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Tom Williams scored one of Quins' three tries

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.

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