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Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea refused to be carried away by the emphatic win over Zebre

Last Updated: 08/12/12 5:38pm

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Conor O'Shea reflected on a solid victory for Harlequins at Zebre

Conor O'Shea reflected on a solid victory for Harlequins at Zebre

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Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea refused to be carried away by the emphatic 57-14 Heineken Cup win over Zebre in Italy.

Sam Smith (2), Nick Easter, Matt Hopper, Rob Buchanan and Ben Botica all crossed for the visitors as they tightened their stranglehold on Pool Three with a bonus point victory.

"People will write today's result off as irrelevant. And they are more than entitled to do just that."
Conor O'Shea

Zebre could only manage consolation scores from Leonardo Sarto and Alberto Chillon, but O'Shea insisted it was just a job well done rather than a message to the European elite.

"It's one of those ones where you're dammed if you do and dammed if you don't," said the former Ireland international.

"Of course there is ambition in the club, but people will write today's result off as irrelevant. And they are more than entitled to do just that.

"All we can do is to continue playing as a team, and make sure we are in control of our own destiny. When we lose games we don't get carried away, and it's the same when we win.

"It's about being in with a shout come April and May. You can come here and do an unprofessional job and cause yourself problems which eventually come home to roost.

"But I was pleased that we did a professional job in very difficult conditions. To score eight tries against a team that stubborn is no mean feat."

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