O'Shea 'satisfied' with win
September 7, 2012
Nick Evans scored five conversions and was man of the match in Harlequins' win over London Welsh © PA Photos
Harlequins' director of rugby Connor O'Shea said he was 'satisfied' with the way his team played in their 40-3 victory over Premiership newcomers London Welsh.
The reigning Premiership champions ran in six tries - three in each half - to make it two wins from two in the new season. Ugo Monye and George Robson scored twice and there were tries from centre George Lowe and substitute Ben Botica.
"We are satisfied," O'Shea said. "We held our discipline very well at times when it could have got quite fractious. I was delighted with the way we started, with the directness and the tempo we would want. You can't score six tries to nil and not be relatively happy. To get off to two bonus-point wins is a nice way to start the season."
Fly-half Nick Evans was again at the heart of Harlequins' best play and he kicked all five of his conversion attempts and was named man of the match. The New Zealand native is currently weighing up his options for next season with Japan and France possible alternatives to staying at the Twickenham Stoop.
"Everyone at Harlequins wants him and hopefully he will be here," O'Shea added. "We will do our talking behind the scenes."
For London Welsh the match at Twickenham Stoop continued a baptism of fire after they lost their opening fixture 38-13 to last season's runners-up Leicester Tigers.
"Tonight wasn't a good day in the office. We knew it would be a tough game but we were keen to perform better than we did tonight," London Welsh director of rugby Lyn Jones said. "The disappointment was not losing but not justifying how well we can play. The boys are devastated at the moment. We have got boys who are learning to deal with the speed and the intensity of the Premiership. We are hoping to adjust as quickly as we can."
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