Jono Lance lifts struggling Worcester but Harlequins take their chances

• Harlequins 41-35 Worcester
• The Warriors earn two bonus points however rue missed kicks

Worcester have trebled their points tally, snatching two bonus points with two tries in the last quarter of an hour of a match they had lit up. To come to the Stoop and score six tries, to their hosts’ five, is not the behaviour of relegation candidates. Alas, losing despite it all, is. They are now just three points adrift of London Irish at the bottom.

Quins take their second consecutive bonus-point win in the Premiership, having been bombed out of Europe in the interim. They show no sign of the confidence with which they were champions not so long ago, scoring freely as ever, but conceding again and again. A burst of three tries in the first half-hour of the second period took them clear, but if Worcester had not missed five conversions and a penalty things could have been serious for Quins.

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