Wasps' sting too hot for Quins
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
London Wasps are top of the Premiership after beating Harlequins 42-23.
London Wasps are top of the Guinness Premiership with the only 100 per cent winning record after beating Harlequins 42-23.
The Premiership new boys also have a 100 per cent record - a losing one - and are already facing another relegation scrap.
Dave Walder (pictured) accounted for 15 of Wasps' points with the boot, while Paul Sacker ran in two tries and there were others for Dan Leo, Jon Hart and Peter Bracken.
Quins manged three tries from Ugo Monye, Hal Luscombe and Nick Easter, but also had three men sin-binned and lacked ideas and direction in the absence of the injured fly-half Andrew Mehrtens.
Walder put Wasps ahead before the first try arrived on 16 minutes, second row Simon Shaw winning a line-out before the forwards rumbled over for Leo to touch down.
But Quins hit back immediately from the re-start, winning the loose ball and stretching the play wide for winger Monye to cross in the corner.
Walder kept Wasps in front and when Andre Vos was sent to the bin, Hart stretched over to score the second home try from close range.
The deficit was nine points at the break and Quins fell further behind after skipper Paul Volley was yellow-carded and Sackey's mazey run earned a try under the sticks.
Quins' repeated killing of the ball - an inevitable consequence of Wasps' dominance - resulted in Luscombe warming the bench for 10 minutes and Sackey took advantage with his second try to settle the contest.
Easter did manage an interception try for the visitors and Luscombe scored deep in injury time, but prop Bracken powered over in between those two scores as Wasps wrapped up a comfortable victory.
Quins now face the daunting prospect of looking to break their duck against Leicester Tigers at the Stoop next week.