Harlequins coach O’Shea says you can win with kids ahead of LV Cup Final


Plans to stick with the team after win over Bath at the weekend.


By Tom Macleod

Harlequins Director of Rugby Conor O’Shea has vowed to keep faith with his young side for their LV Cup Final match against Sale Sharks on Sunday March 17.

Quins reached the final of the Anglo-Welsh competition after an entertaining 31-23 win over Bath at The Stoop on Saturday.

The South West London side are chasing an unprecedented treble of trophies this season, and this Sunday’s final is their first chance to bag some silverware.

“I’ll stick with this team 100%,” said O’Shea.

“Sunday is on and it’s just lovely for the club to be contesting for another major final. The boys are desperate to write a really positive chapter in Harlequins history.

“We will have to make sure that we keep them level because they are young guys, but the carrot at the end of it is massive.”

Scrum-half Karl Dickson scored a try in the win against Bath, and the 30-year-old was one of the more experienced heads in an otherwise young side.

Dickson praised the speed of Quins’ game and revealed the team’s main motivation when on the pitch is to enjoy their rugby, which they will continue to do in this Sunday’s final.

“We played against a very experienced Bath side and it was great to get the victory,” said Dickson.

“We played with incredible pace and I think in the end that’s what wore them down.

“We will go into the game with the same sort of mind frame and it will be again about enjoyment, there is no pressure on us.

“Just get the boys out and impose our game and play how we know we can and when we do,we get results like that.”

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