Monday and Tuesday saw us straight back into it, with tough rugby sessions and a strong focus on line-outs and scrums. As the rest of the week continued we, as a team, still maintained our belief in the systems and strategies that were in place. All the players showed a stronger inner confidence and eagerness, which made each training session flow.
In the lead up to our away game against Harlequins, we were all feeling stronger, more confident and definitely more united. It was time to take on the premiership champions!
The Quins started off with a bang, scoring a try in the first five minutes of the game, but we kept our composure in our defence and struck back with a try from Richie Vernon. A big improvement from our previous games, we were getting good clean balls from our line-outs, which gave us a good platform for our backs to attack from. Our defence was going well, with big solid tackles coming from Danny Cipriani and Johnny Leota. This made it hard for Quins to attack through the midfield, but unfortunately, just before half time, Nick Evans found a hole between Dave Seymour and Cipriani. He then passed to Turner-Hall, who powered his way over the try line.
In the second half, being the champions that they are, Harlequins grinded away at our defence and scored a couple of easy tries, including a late try on full time.
The final score did not represent how close the game actually was between us and Quins, but regardless, we still left London with a few positives to take away from the game.
We're now looking to climb the table with a win again London Welsh this Friday at SCS!
By Sammy T
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