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BRIGHT FUTURE FOR HARLEQUINS

Harlequins rugby director Conor O'Shea will sit down with rugby's refereeing hierarchy this week to discuss what he considers to be an alarming trend this season of incorrect decisions by officials.

O'Shea was unhappy with some of the decision as his side won their final game of the season 32-20 against Sale.

O'Shea said: "I find it disappointing that our discipline was poor on a number of occasions. That has been a problem this season for us."

He added: "But I find it amazing that so many big decisions are wrong this campaign. There were big decisions out there with which I disagreed and which made the game tighter than it needed to be.

"Was Tom Williams really in touch as he headed for the goal line? Should there not have been a yellow card before Mathew Tait set out to score. There are similar situations that come to mind from this season and while I know it is a really difficult job out there I think it is something that needs addressing."

But overall O'Shea sees a bright future for the club he joined six weeks ago as the long-awaited successor to Dean Richards, currently serving a three-year ban following last season's fake blood scandal.