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harlequins v wasps

Rugby Union fans have an Aviva Premiership derby to look forward to this Sunday (February 9th) as Harlequins take on London Wasps at The Stoop.

The game, which kicks off at 1pm live on BT Sport 1, brings together two of the capital's top sides - fourth-place Quins and sixth-place Wasps.

Just one point separates the teams after 12 games - with Harlequins on 32 points and Wasps on 31 - meaning this is likely to be a close-fought encounter.

Quins will be looking for a positive response to their 23-9 loss to Northampton Saints in the last round of league games.

Since then, they have won one and lost one in the Amlin Challenge Cup, losing 16-13 to French side Clermont Auvergne before edging out Welsh region Scarlets 22-20.

Wasps thumped Italians Viadana 64-17 in their last European outing, having won away at Bayonne 26-13 a week earlier.

And in their most recent domestic game, Dai Young's side beat Exeter Chiefs 19-16, having won away at Newcastle Falcons 17-12 a week earlier.

BT Sport viewers have two other games to look forward to this weekend, including tonight's encounter (Friday February 7th) between Worcester Warriors and Leicester Tigers.

The 2012-13 champions Leicester have failed to get up a head of steam this season, and currently sit in fifth place in the table, just outside the play-off places.

However, a bonus-point win against bottom side Worcester could see them go third ahead of the other weekend games.

Warriors - who have just three losing bonus points to their name this season - enjoyed a rare win last time out against French side Oyonnax (20-13).

But Leicester - beaten by Ulster 22-19 in their most recent outing - go into this game as the overwhelming favourites.

Saturday's televised game on BT Sport promises to be another thrilling encounter, as second-place Northampton Saints travel to face the Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park.

Northampton are just three points behind leaders Saracens, who have headed the table all season.

A win against eighth-place Exeter could see the Saints go top of the table, if Sarries slip up against London Irish at Allianz Park.

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