LV= Cup: Quins' delight at victory in Dubai

While temperatures in London hovered too close to zero for comfort, Harlequins completed a bonus-point LV= Cup win over their capital rivals Wasps yesterday. But rather than suffering in the 3C at Adams Park, as originally planned, these sides were fighting it out in the more much agreeable mid-20 temperatures of Dubai after this game was moved, for commercial reasons, to the grounds of the Emirates Palace Hotel.

Played in a specially erected 5,000-seat stadium, Karl Dickson crossed twice for the victors, with further efforts by George Lowe, Ceri Jones and Sam Smith ensuring a win that takes them to the top of Pool Four.

Quins' director of rugby Conor O'Shea said: "On a day like today, when the conditions are like they are, you can get a few tries, which we did."