The best part of the Harlequins – Saracens Rugby Union just over a week ago? Nick Evans, Quins’ fly half, sending a kick straight into the stands, which hits a fan directly on the head as he was emerging from the tunnel, makes him drop his beers and have a big laugh.

Saracens won the match 18-16 without scoring a single try. All 18 points came through penalties from England international Owen Farrell. Harlequins scored a try through Danny Care and the rest through the trusted feet of Nick Evans, but it wasn’t enough.

With the win over Harlequins and later a win over London Welsh, while Quins lost to Exeter the following week, both teams are tied with 20 points from the first six matches, right behind Northampton who lead the table with 22, winning five of the opening six.