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Premiership: Saracens 40-19 Harlequins – BBC Sport

Chris Ashton scored two tries in Saracens’ European Champions cup quarter-final win over Glasgow
Aviva Premiership
Saracens (17) 40
Tries: Ashton, Brits, Rhodes, Goode Cons: Farrell 4 Pens: Farrell 4
Harlequins (9) 19
Try: Horwill Con: Swiel Pens: Evans 4

Chris Ashton scored his fifth try in four games as Saracens confirmed a play-off spot by beating London rivals Harlequins at Wembley.

Quins’ Nick Evans opened the scoring with the first of four penalties, but Ashton’s try and Schalk Brits’ score put Sarries 17-9 up at the break.

Michael Rhodes and Alex Goode tries ensured victory in front of a crowd of 71,324 at the home of English football.

James Horwill’s try in response was of little consequence in a costly defeat.

More to follow.

Saracens: Goode; Ashton, Taylor, Barritt (capt), Maitland; Farrell, Spencer; M Vunipola, Brits, Koch, Itoje, Hamilton, Rhodes, Wray, B Vunipola.

Replacements: George, Lamositele, Du Plessis, Flanagan, Conlon, Wigglesworth, Lozowski, Tompkins.

Harlequins: Brown; Yarde, Marchant, Roberts, Visser; Evans, Care (capt); Marler, Buchanan, Collier, Merrick, Horwill, Robshaw, Clifford, Luamanu.

Replacements: Gray, Lambert, Sinckler, Matthews, Ward, Mulchrone, Swiel, Alofa.

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