Quins excitement scares O’Shea with Welsh toppled by Leicester

HARLEQUINS director of rugby Conor O’Shea admits he has no idea how his side staged such a dramatic comeback to beat London Wasps on Saturday after falling behind by 27 points.

“I don’t know how we won that,” said O’Shea after watching his side secure four tries in 10 minutes when five from Wasps had given the 2008 champions a 40-13 lead. “I do not want to go through that again.”

It was in the Premiership double header at Twickenham that that match was played and in the second of the two, Saracens convincingly beat London Irish 40-3 to inspire Chris Ashton to declare that their previously conservative approach to rugby would no longer persist.

“To put 40 points on London Irish is a good start,” Ashton said after scoring two of the game’s tries in an impressive debut. “We want to play and we want to move the ball.”

In their Premiership debut, London Welsh yesterday lost 13-38 in a convincing win for Leicester.

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