Tim Visser seals stirring comeback as Harlequins leave it late against Saracens

• Harlequins 20-19 Saracens
• Saracens counting the cost following a third consecutive Premiership defeat

There are few sports so compelling when played like this. Quins waited to the last?but?one minute to overturn the deficit they had wrestled with practically all match – Tim Visser’s try denying Saracens, their most bitter rivals, at the death. Already staggering under a terrible injury list, Quins lost further key players in a match of relentless intensity, but managed to pull themselves out of a familiar rut of possession without points to score two tries in the final 10 minutes.

For Saracens the match was costly, too. Maro Itoje was taken to hospital with a facial injury that his club and country will hope does not prove structural. He collided with his international colleague Mike Brown early in the second half and left the field with blood pouring from his mouth.

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