Tyrrells Premier 15s: Harlequins Ladies beat Wasps in tight game to stay second
Harlequins Ladies earned a hard-fought win at Wasps to stay second in the Tyrrells Premier 15s table behind leaders Saracens after they also won.
Quins won 17-13 at Twyford Road thanks to Chloe Butler's late score, but Wasps spilled a late chance in injury time.
The hosts were ahead via Claudia Macdonald's score and were at 10-10 via Abbie Dow's try, but remain fourth.
Saracens stay top before a two-month break for the Six Nations after they beat sixth-placed Bristol Bears 17-14.
Two Georgie Lingham tries and one for Nina Vistisen helped them to a 10th successive victory to keep them seven points clear of Quins.
But replies from Florence Long and then Lucy Atwood late made it a nervous finish for the leaders.
Elsewhere, Loughborough Lightning remain third after they thrashed bottom of the table Worcester Valkyries 24-0.
Also, a second-half comeback earned DMP Sharks a 14-8 win over Firwood Waterloo.
Finally, a thriller between Richmond and Gloucester-Hartpury ended in a 26-26 tie on Sunday, completing the round-16 fixtures.
Jess Wooden scored a try with minutes to go to level the scores for the hosts, with Gloucester-Hartpury down to 13 players.