Conor O’Shea, the Harlequins director of rugby, stated that he has lot of sympathy towards his ex club London Irish for their present plight.
On Saturday, Conor leads Harlequins into a European Challenge Cup quarter-final against Exiles.
The Irish stay at the bottom of the Premiership table by 4 points, along with 3 matches left to play. Speaking to BBC Sport, he told that he love that club. He presently does not want to see them go down. Harlequins might play a pivotal role in Irish’s fate between now and the season’s end as they get ready to confront them in both cup and league.
O’Shea, who will leave The Stoop in the summer to take responsibility of Italy, has a link with London Irish which extends to ex player, managing director and director of rugby. The 45 year old said that he came over to the club in 1995 to get that up into the top division and he has been there ever since!
He spent a lot of time with Irish and he wanted them to get out of where they are at this point of time and avoid the drop. But, the Challenge Cup is a contest where they could relax and give that a crack and probably come in with no expectation. It should be a fantastic match, with tickets still available for fans via this link, with prices ranging from £30 all the way up to £1000 for hospitality packages.
O’Shea has set his eyes on regaining the European title that he first won along with Quins in 2011. He told that at the beginning of the season, there is just 2 trophies they could win, this one and the Premiership.