Paul Gustard disappointed after Harlequins' drawn game against London Irish

Harlequins head of rugby Paul Gustard
Harlequins head of rugby Paul Gustard

Harlequins head of rugby Paul Gustard expressed disappointment over the drawn result in the recently concluded Gallagher Premiership game against London Irish.

With tries from Marcus Smith, Mike Brown and Scott Steele, the Quins were leading 27-15 at the start of the final quarter but a yellow-card to Archie White for a deliberate knock-on provided the Exiles with an opportunity which they seized with tries from Albert Tuisue and Oli Hoskins while Paddy Jackson kicked a nerveless conversion in the final minute to settle for a 27-27 draw.

The result also meant Harlequins have just two wins from six games and are now positioned seventh in the Gallagher Premiership table with 14 points.

“I’m pretty disappointed. When you get to 27-15 with 15 minutes left you have to see that game through,” said Gustard.

“It’s deja vu a little bit. We concede heavy late in games – we have tried different things but we make too many simple errors and are the architects of our own downfall.

“It’s the same thing happening week on week. The team is hurting and are upset though.

“We are wearing a bit of pain from time to time, but it is too much pain. We all need to improve.”

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