Harlequins Premiership victory lands unique double for Etihad
Harlequins clinched their first English league title after beating Leicester 30-23 in the Premiership final at Twickenham.
Former New Zealand flyhalf Nick Evans converted tries by Tom Williams and England captain Chris Robshaw on his way to a haul of 20 points from the boot for the London club.
Quins, who were top of the league at the end of the regular season, were 14-13 ahead at halftime before going 30-13 in front in the 65th minute, but had to withstand a barrage of late pressure.
The success marked a stunning reversal in fortunes for Harlequins following their involvement in the Bloodgate scandal of 2009, when Williams bit into a blood capsule during a Heineken Cup quarterfinal to enable a specialist kicker to replace him.
The win also secured a unique double for Harlequins sponsors Etihad Airways. The Abu Dhabi company saw success as backers of Manchester City, who sealed the English Premier League title earlier in May.