Nov 10, 2012 at 1pm UK at ​Franklin's Gardens
SaintsNorthampton Saints

Result: Late try secures win for Harlequins in close contest with Northampton Saints

Result: Late try secures win for Harlequins
Harlequins score a last-minute try to secure a narrow victory over Northampton Saints.

Harlequins survived a second-half comeback by Northampton Saints to take a win in their opening match in the LV= Cup.

Quins were the stronger side in the first half. Sam Smith scored two tries with Harry Sloan also on the scoreboard, giving the visitors a 12-point lead at half-time.

Tries from Luther Burrell and Tom May helped Saints draw the scores level with just over 15 minutes to play.

A Ryan Lamb penalty gave Saints the lead in the 67th minute. He then added a drop-goal four minutes from full-time to open up a six-point cushion.

Ethan Walker was shown a yellow card after 81 minutes.

Ben Botica took advantage of the situation by running in a try and kicking the conversion to restore a one-point lead for the visitors, which was enough for victory.

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