Quins injury list is not a concern for O'Shea
Director of rugby Conor O’Shea reckons his squad’s crippling injury list is no cause for concern with the Heineken Cup looming, writes Stuart Amos.
Centre Jordan Turner-Hall became the 10th Harlequins star to find himself on the long-term treatment table last week, having been ruled out until January after undergoing hip surgery.
Joe Gray, Paul Doran Jones, Charlie Matthews, Nick Kennedy, Sam Twomey, Ross Chisholm, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, Sam Stuart and Harry Sloan are all missing leaving resources stretched.
It meant there were a host of unfamiliar faces in the A League matchday squad that drew 25-25 with Saracens on Monday night, but O’Shea was not bothered.
“It is all hands to the pump at the moment, but if it was meant to be easy then everybody would win all their games,” he added.
“It is disappointing for Jordan [Turner-Hall] that he is out for so long, but players will come back.
“Injuries are part and parcel of the game. While we are short on numbers now, hopefully, we will be at full strength come the business end of the season.
“We just have to maintain the performance levels we have hit in the last two games and we will win plenty of matches.
“We have to get on with it and stay level headed. You cannot get too het up about results at this stage.”