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Aviva Premiership: Chris Robshaw relieved after Quins edge out Wasps

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Aviva Premiership: Chris Robshaw relieved after Quins edge out Wasps

Chris Robshaw: relief over last-minute reprieve at Twickenham

Andy will win us more games than he loses. It is the curse of the kicker. You are either hero or zero.

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Chris Robshaw was a relieved man after seeing his Harlequins side edge Wasps 16-15 at Twickenham and walk away with the points.

The Quins captain feared the worst when Andy Goode stepped up to take the final kick of the match - a conversion to win it - but his effort from wide out bounced back off a post.

"I thought Goodey would get it," said Robshaw. "He is a cool lad and a very good penalty taker. So we were worried he might do it for them. Thankfully, he missed.

"It was a cliffhanger again but we won. That's the important thing. It's never going to be pretty.

"Wasps are a good side and a dangerous one but we managed to get over the line."

Wasps' director of Rugby Dai Young said: "Andy will win us more games than he loses. It is the curse of the kicker. You are either hero or zero.

White line fever

"We could have given him a better angle but the result is no reflection on Andy. It could have gone either way. We had white line fever on a couple of occasions but held our own in every department."

Quins' director of rugby Conor O'Shea admitted he too feared the worst as Goode lined up his last-gasp kick.

He said: "I had mentally prepared myself for the kick to go over. He hit it brilliantly and it hit the inside of the post.

"I feel for Goodey. It wasn't his fault they lost the game. The first six games of the season are a bun fight.

"I am delighted with the result. We will take an away win even though it was at Twickenham."

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