Quins eye Tigers final rematch

HARLEQUINS boss Conor O’Shea cannot wait to collide with Leicester again in the Aviva Premiership play-offs, despite seeing his team brushed aside by the Tigers over the weekend.

A 43-33 bonus-point win for Leicester on Saturday lifted them to within a point of Quins at the top of the table with just one round of fixtures to go, keeping them on course to meet again in the final on 26 May.

After being dominated in the second-half O’Shea could be forgiven for harbouring doubts about such a reunion, but the Quins boss insisted otherwise.

“That was a tough physical, bruising game,” he said. “I’m pretty excited at hopefully seeing them again but we’ve got a lot of work to do before that.”

Elsewhere, Wasps ensured their battle for survival will go down to the wire after losing 17-12 at Bath, securing a crucial bonus point in the process.

Saracens’ 9-3 win over Newcastle confirmed their place in the Aviva Premiership play-offs. Exeter missed the chance to book their place after they lost 18-15 to Northampton yesterday.