London Irish 28 Harlequins 31
A controversial last minute try from Harlequins' centre Tom Casson sealed a remarkable 31-28 victory over London Irish.
Ian Humphreys and Ben Botica kicked three penalties each for Irish and Quins respectively to go alongside tries from Guy Armitage and Danny Care as the score remained locked at 16-16 at the break. Tom Williams touched down for the away side in the second period, but four penalties from the hosts' stand-off put them ahead before Casson's dramatic late score. It was the visitors who set their intentions early when Botica kicked two penalties, but the New Zealander was at fault for the hosts' opening score when his kick was charged down and that allowed Armitage to pounce. Humphreys converted as Irish led 7-6 after 13 minutes. Their advantage didn't last long as Anthony Watson's attempted off-load fell into arms of Care and the scrum-half scampered over. Successive penalties from the home side's stand-off levelled the scores before Botica kicked one of his own to regain Harlequins' lead. But a further three-pointer from Humphreys meant the teams went into half-time level, although Quins were down to 14 men after Mike Brown's yellow card for a deliberate knock-on. The respective fly-halves traded kicks from the tee early in the second period before a wonderful move from the visiting backline ended in Williams crossing in the corner. The hosts' Irish outside-half cut that deficit with two more penalties before another seven minutes from time looked to have won the game. However, Casson latched on to Ugo Monye's off-load to go over and send them top.