Boss Johnson made to fret over Strettle

DAVID STRETTLE hopes to be fit to rejoin Martin Johnson&rsquo;s England squad this week despite suffering a back injury in Harlequins&rsquo; 15-15 LV Cup draw with Scarlets yesterday.<br /><br />The winger former part of Johnson&rsquo;s original 32-man squad for the autumn internationals but was released to play for the Quins after being omitted from the 22 to face Australia on Saturday.<br /><br />And he lasted just four minutes before adding to Johnson&rsquo;s injury woes &ndash; jarring his back while scoring the opening try before being replaced nine minutes later.<br /><br />Quins&rsquo; assistant coach Collin Osbourne said: &ldquo;We&rsquo;re waiting to see what the doctors and physios say. It was a bit of a late drop from a knee after he&rsquo;d scored. <br />He&rsquo;s seized up a bit but we&rsquo;re hoping he&rsquo;ll be fine.&rdquo;<br /><br />In his absence, Quins added a further try from lock George Robson and a penalty and conversion from fly-half Rory Clegg, while the Welsh side replied through tries from Gareth Maule and Andy Fenby.<br /><br />Elsewhere, Ceri Sweeney kicked a last-gasp penalty to see defending champions Cardiff Blues beat Gloucester 26-25 in an entertaining clash at Kingsholm.<br /><br />Tries from captain Gareth Delve looked like handing Gloucester revenge from last season&rsquo;s Anglo-Welsh final defeat, but Xavier Rush and Sam Norton-Knight kept the Blues in the hunt until Sweeney held his nerve in the final minutes to take his tally to 16 points.<br /><br />First-half tries from David Lemi and Mark van Gisbergen, combined with the boot of David Walder, helped Wasps to a hard-fought 24-20 victory over London Irish,&nbsp; who replied with a brace from Peter Hewat, while Neil Back guided a youthful Leeds side to a 28-17 victory over his former club Leicester at Headingley.<br /><br />Guinness Premiership leaders Saracens beat Bath for the second time in nine days, coming from behind to win 30-22 at Vicarage Road with fly-half Glen Jackson kicking 20 points.<br />