Rugby - Quins too strong for Saints

Harlequins remain top of the Aviva Premiership following an 18-9 victory over Northampton at Franklin's Gardens.

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Leaders Harlequins overcame Northampton in wet conditions

With England boss Stuart Lancaster watching in the stands, the persistent rain made it an attritional game as Nick Evans kicked all of Quins' points, with his ninth penalty being the last kick of the game to deny Northampton a losing bonus point.

Northampton's points came through two penalties from Stephen Myler and one from Ryan Lamb. But they will be ruing a first-half Ben Foden try being ruled out for a forward pass, which replays showed was wrongly called by the touch judge.

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