Quins hooker Jack Musk got his try account for the season up and running with two scores

Gallagher Premiership
Harlequins (21) 35
Tries: Musk 2, Anyanwu, Northmore, Murley Cons: Smith 5
Northampton Saints (10) 29
Tries: Ludlam, Freeman, Furbank, James Cons: Biggar 3 Pen: Biggar

Harlequins survived a late fightback to beat an error-prone Northampton Saints at Twickenham Stoop.

Jack Musk, Lennox Anyanwu and Luke Northmore eased Quins into a 21-3 lead before Lewis Ludlam’s try pulled Saints back to 21-10 at half-time.


Musk crossed again with Saints’ Lukhan Salakaia-Loto in the sin-bin, but Tommy Freeman’s try kept them in it.

Cadan Murley took the hosts clear at 35-15 before tries from George Furbank and Tom James set up a tense finale.

More to follow.

Harlequins: Marler (c), Musk, Louw, Lamb, Herbst, Kenningham, Evans, White, Care, Smith, Murley, Anyanwu, Northmore, Marchant, Green.

Replacements: Riley, Garcia Botta, Kerrod, Hammond, Jurevicius, Gjaltema, Allan, David.

Northampton Saints: Furbank, Freeman, Dingwall, Hutchinson, Collins, Biggar, Mitchell, Iyogun, Matavesi, Petch, Salakaia-Loto, Coles, Scott-Young, Ludlam (c), Augustus.

Replacements: Haywood, Heffernan, Hill, Moon, Graham, James, Proctor, Sleightholme.

Sin-bin: Salakaia-Loto (43).

Referee: Christophe Ridley