Conor O’Shea, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Harlequins FC is not satisfied despite his team running out victorious in their Premiership encounter against Gloucester Rugby this weekend.
The London club put in a decent performance as they ran out 27-19 winners against the struggling Gloucester Rugby side but the team boss was not buying into that performance as the 2012 winners failed to pick up a bonus point for their efforts.
Gloucester Rugby lost three big name players, Tom Savage, Jimmy Cowan and Martyn Thomas to the sin bin but it was the absence of Cowan that proved to be most costly for them as the Quins went on to score a massive 14 points while he was off the pitch and this run effectively swung the game in their favor.
And speaking about the team’s performance in the post match press conference, O’Shea stated that the Harlequins FC players let go of the momentum during the game, when they were on top of the opposition and in total control. He admitted that he doesn’t understand why the team took its foot off the gas when they were in such a position.
Quins scored three great tries through Luke Wallace, Danny Care and Nick Easter and looked to have secured that important bonus point when Tom Williams crossed the line but it was ruled out after television replays.
And O’Shea admitted that no matter how much he looks at the replays, he will not quite understand how the decision went against them. The Harlequins FC also mentioned that they want the referees to take their time and come to the right decisions because a point lost at any point in the season could amount to a lot at the business end of the season.