Hartley try helps Northampton beat Harlequins

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Dylan Hartley (right) grabbed a try for Northampton 10 minutes after coming on as a replacement
Gallagher Premiership
Northampton (9) 25
Try: Hartley Con: Biggar Pens: Biggar 5, Mallinder
Harlequins (3) 18
Tries: Care, Lang Con: Smith Pens: Smith 2

England captain Dylan Hartley scored a try to guide Northampton to a Premiership victory against Harlequins as he continued his return from injury.

The hooker was on the end of a Saints rolling maul 10 minutes after coming on as a second-half replacement.

It proved decisive as Quins threatened an away win through tries from England scrum-half Danny Care and James Lang.

Dan Biggar kicked 17 points with a conversion and five penalties, missing just once off the tee for Saints.

More to follow.

Northampton: Tuala; Pisi, Burrell, Francis, Collins; Biggar, Reinach; Waller (capt), Fish, Franks, Ribbans, Lawes, Haskell, Brussow, Harrison.

Replacements: Hartley, van Wyk, Painter, Ratuniyarawa, Gibson, Mitchell, Symons, Mallinder.

Harlequins: Morris; Walker, Marchant, Tapuai, Earle; Smith, Care; Lambert, Elia, Collier, Symons, Glynn, White, Robshaw (capt), Chisholm.

Replacements: Crumpton, Auterac, Swainston, South, Bothma, Mulchrone, Lang, Lasike.

Referee: Tom Foley.



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