Nick Easter says that he is still optimistic of his teams chances this season. The shortfall in outcomes compared with expectations is what gives Quins’ ‘Big Game 3’ against London Irish in the now-annual Twickenham Christmas extravaganza such importance.
Their own rugby director Conor O’Shea calls it make or break. Taken together, Big Game 3, the New Year’s Day visit to Premiership leaders Northampton and the home game with Wasps will either salvage or scupper Quins’ season.
“If you look at the tries-for and tries-against figures, we are among the best for both,” said Nick Easter, Harlequins’ England elder statesman.
“But the table is done on points and you get them from winning. So that’s what we have to do that we haven’t been doing.”