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Conor O'Shea unhappy despite win over London Irish

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea is unhappy with his side's performance despite holding on for a 20-15 victory over London Irish this afternoon.

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea has admitted that he was unhappy with his side's second-half performance during this afternoon's Aviva Premiership clash with London Irish.

Quins took a 20-6 lead into the halfway stage at Twickenham, but two yellow cards in the second half almost allowed Irish back into the match.

The visitors eventually held out for a 20-15 victory, but O'Shea was left ruing his side's "ill-discipline" in their opening match of the new season.

"In the first half we were incredibly in control and comfortably the better team but in the second half, we couldn't get our game going at all," he told reporters.

"Our ill-discipline gave them momentum and we gave away a raft of penalties with virtually no decisions going our way.

"But, while I'm not happy with the performance, I'm pleased at the way we dug in when we had players in the bin."

Joe Marler and Kyle Sinckler were both sent to the sin bin during an ill-tempered second half.

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