Quins sink Sharks

  • Last Updated: April 11 2014, 23:08 BST

A review of the weekend's action so far in the Aviva Premiership.

Sam Smith scrambles over for a try for Harlequins
Sam Smith scrambles over for a try for Harlequins

Nick Evans scored 12 points as Harlequins kept their Aviva Premiership play-off hopes alive with a dominant 27-12 victory over Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium.

The Sharks took an early 5-0 lead through Tom Brady's try, but Quins responded through Evans and Danny Care touchdowns to give them a 15-5 advantage at the interval.

Conor O'Shea's men continued their good work after the break with Sam Smith going over to take them further ahead.

Although Sale made a couple of incursions into the visiting rearguard following Smith's score, they struggled to make any headway on the scoreboard and the Twickenham Stoop-based team sealed the bonus-point through Maurie Fa'asavalu.

Referee Wayne Barnes awarded the home side a penalty try late on as they had the final word, but it proved scant consolation as Harlequins moved above them into fifth position in the Premiership.