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European Champions Cup: Harlequins 33-28 Wasps


Ross Chisholm scored for Harlequins
European Champions Cup Pool One
Harlequins (12) 33
Tries: R Chisholm, Lang, Care, Elia, J Chisholm Cons: Lang, Smith 3
Wasps (21) 28
Tries: Eastmond, Carr, Johnson, Macken Cons: Cipriani 4

Harlequins came from behind to all but end Wasps’ hopes of qualifying for the European Champions Cup quarter-finals.

Wasps raced into a 21-0 lead and their fourth try after 55 minutes gave them a 16-point advantage against the bottom team in Pool One.

But a late flurry of tries saw Quins trail 28-26 with 10 minutes left, before James Haskell was sent off.

Then came James Chisholm’s 80th-minute winner for Quins for their first victory in the competition this season.

While Wasps are not mathematically out of contention, they are third in Pool One on 12 points, four points behind second-placed La Rochelle.

The French side were beaten 20-13 by Ulster in the early game, with the Irish side moving to the top of the group on 17 points after the win at the Kingspan Stadium.

Next week’s final round of fixtures sees Wasps host Ulster and Harlequins travel to La Rochelle.

But a bonus-point win for Wasps at the Ricoh Arena may not be enough for them to earn them a spot as one of the best second-placed teams.

More to follow.



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