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Oct 16, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at Twickenham Stoop
Evans (24'), Lowe (46')
Cooper-Woolley (15'), Daly (75')

Result: Harlequins open season with win over Wasps

Nick Evans scores a try and kicks 16 points to lead Harlequins to a 26-21 win over Wasps in their opening match of the new Aviva Premiership season.

Harlequins have started the 2015-16 Aviva Premiership campaign with a 26-21 win over Wasps at The Stoop, holding off a late comeback from the visiting side.

Mat Luamanu of Harlequins takes on the Wasps defence during the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and Wasps at Twickenham Stoop on October 16, 2015 in London, England.© Getty Images

Jake Cooper-Woolley scored the opening try of the night as Wasps tried to get off to a strong start, squeezing his way across the line inside the opening 20 minutes.

Having already kicked two early penalties for the hosts, Nick Evans extended Harlequins' lead when he met a kick forward from Karl Dickson before leaping across in the corner.

Evans was involved again in the second half as he offloaded the ball to George Lowe, setting the centre up for Quins' second try of the night, putting them nine points ahead.

Two more penalties from Evans left Wasps facing a big deficit heading into the final five minutes, but Elliot Daly opened his account for the season to close the gap, but the visitors could not force another score in the closing moments.

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Harlequins fly half Nick Evans passes the ball during the European Champions Cup rugby union match, Castres vs Harlequins, at the Pierre Antoine Stadium in Castres, on January 24, 2015
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