Wasps can top group after surviving a pummelling by Harlequins

Harlequins 3-23 Wasps

They’ll never change, so ardently do they believe in their principles, but Harlequins’ dedication to the beautiful game and their corresponding disdain for the statistical – such as points – has bitten them once again. This was a costly home defeat for their European hopes. A big win in Castres could yet see them through but they have fallen from first in Pool 2 to third in the blink of an eye.

This was a classic mugging by Wasps. Remarkable defence, James Haskell particularly heroic with almost 30 tackles, and a couple of deadly early tries have tucked them into second. They face Leinster at their new home in Coventry next weekend. A win will see them top the group. They are a team on the up, and how they earned this win.

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