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Joe Marchant try seals ‘Big Game 11’ victory for Harlequins over Wasps

• Harlequins 20-13 Wasps
• Quins score fastest try of the season on way to win

Harlequins defended for most of the match against their erstwhile neighbours, but outscored Wasps by two tries to one after showing a side to their game that matched their black jerseys. Their snarling, defiant attitude was personified by their hooker Dave Ward who was sent to the sin-bin 10 minutes in for stepping on the ankle of Thomas Young having previous had the flanker in a neck roll.

There was also a suggestion that he spat at the Wales international, although it was not an allegation levelled by Wasps after the match. “I do not know if any spitting occurred and so I cannot comment on that,” said their director of rugby, David Young. “We saw the stamp and we do not need that sort of rubbish in the game which is hard enough without it. I thought we had gone past that.”

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