BLOOD BROTHERS: EVANS SALUTES QUINS SPIRIT

HARLEQUINS fly-half Nick Evans believes Friday’s Amlin Challenge Cup final win over Stade Francais has finally put the controversy of the Bloodgate scandal to bed. Evans, who kicked the winning conversion to seal a 19-18 victory, said: “Everyone hated us but now we have a Conor O’Shea who has instilled new values.”