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- Aviva Premiership
- 6th Jan 2013
- KO 15:00
- Ground: Kassam Stadium
- Att: 4,653
Conor O'Shea slams referee after Harlequins hold off London Welsh
Harlequins boss Conor O'Shea launched a blistering attack on the referee after their 31-26 victory at London Welsh.
The bonus-point win sent Quins back to the top of the Aviva Premiership but they were far from comfortable, the Exiles battling back from 21-6 down to within five points before the champions sealed the victory.
O'Shea was nevertheless left unhappy with the match official, who he accused of a catalogue of errors.
"I'm unbelievably frustrated, you'd have to go a long way to see worse," he said.
"Everything was wrong - it was incredible. The offside line was irrelevant, trailing runners coming back was irrelevant, backing into the maul, not releasing in the tackle - all irrelevant.
"We were 21-6 up at half-time but bafflingly the penalty count was against us, how that can be?
"We have a feedback process for the referees but it's not actioned upon and it's very difficult at times.
"We played some magnificent running rugby in the first 45 minutes and that's what we should be talking about - our full-back, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, dazzling people with his footwork." said O'Shea.
Welsh head coach Lyn Jones was delighted with his team's spirited fightback and they picked up another precious losing bonus point.
"At half-time we were staring down the barrel," he said. "We started the second half well, we were still in there and we needed to get the first score, which we did.
"We had a chance to win but their class and ability shone through in the end. They are a very good side and it's a pity more sides don't play like them.
"We are showing determination and spirit and are good enough to stay in this league."Aviva Premiership. Click here to bet.
|Friday 24th April|
|19:45||Bath vs London Irish|
|Saturday 25th April|
|14:00||Sale vs Harlequins|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Newcastle|
|15:00||Leicester vs London Welsh|
|15:15||Northampton vs Saracens|
|Sunday 26th April|
|14:00||Wasps vs Exeter|
|Friday 8th May|
|19:45||Harlequins vs Bath|
|Saturday 9th May|
|14:00||Sale vs Newcastle|
|15:00||Northampton vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Gloucester vs London Irish|
|15:15||Wasps vs Leicester Tigers|
|Sunday 10th May|
|14:00||Saracens vs Exeter|
|Saturday 16th May|
|15:30||Exeter vs Sale|
|15:30||Leicester vs Northampton|
|15:30||Bath vs Gloucester|
|15:30||Newcastle vs Harlequins|
|15:30||London Irish vs Wasps|
|15:30||London Welsh vs Saracens|
|Sunday 12th April|
|London Irish 25 - 23 Sale Sharks|
|London Welsh 13 - 40 Wasps|
|Exeter 21 - 10 Northampton|
|Saturday 11th April|
|Saracens 22 - 6 Leicester Tigers|
|Harlequins 29 - 26 Gloucester|
|Friday 10th April|
|Newcastle Falcons 19 - 29 Bath|
|Sunday 29th March|
|London Welsh 14 - 29 Bath|
|Sale Sharks 23 - 6 Gloucester|
|Saturday 28th March|
|Saracens 42 - 14 Harlequins|
|London Irish 22 - 21 Newcastle Falcons|
|Leicester Tigers 25 - 18 Exeter|
|Friday 27th March|
|Northampton 52 - 30 Wasps|
|Sunday 8th March|
|Newcastle Falcons 12 - 16 Leicester Tigers|
|Wasps 17 - 26 Saracens|
|Saturday 7th March|
|Gloucester 33 - 33 Northampton|
|Exeter 74 - 19 London Welsh|
|Harlequins 26 - 20 London Irish|
|Friday 6th March|
|Bath 12 - 3 Sale Sharks|
|Sunday 1st March|
|Wasps 32 - 21 Gloucester|
|Saturday 28th February|
|Exeter 16 - 6 Bath|
|Saracens 22 - 17 Newcastle Falcons|
|Leicester Tigers 28 - 8 Sale Sharks|
|London Welsh 12 - 50 London Irish|
|Friday 27th February|
|Northampton 17 - 13 Harlequins|
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