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Toulouse 38-26 Harlequins: Harm completed within the first half, says Danny Wilson


Harlequins head coach Danny Wilson says the “injury was completed” within the first half as his aspect had been crushed 38-26 by Toulouse of their debut Investec Champions Cup semi-final.

Quins trailed 31-12 on the break earlier than lowering the deficit to 5 factors within the second half and threatening an upset towards the five-time winners at Stadium de Toulouse.

Jack Walker’s yellow card stunted their progress minutes earlier than Toulouse lastly broke Quins’ resistance to attain their first factors of the second half as Juan Cruz Mallia claimed their sixth attempt of the match.

“We bought completed on the breakdown and so they counter-rucked and turned us over,” Wilson instructed BBC Radio 5 Sports activities Further.

“Once you undergo a whole lot of phases like we do to interrupt groups down, you might be in hassle when your breakdown isn’t actually good.

“One of the best groups don’t simply flip you over, they rating off the turnover and that actually damage us.

“Possibly the yellow card was a second when the momentum went away from us. I can perceive the choice by the letter of the regulation however it was a key second and so they scored instantly to get a cushion.”

Toulouse scored 5 first-half tries and had been cruising till Quins hit again by Cadan Murley and Tyrone Inexperienced.

Wilson says he’s “proud” of his gamers for mounting a comeback.

“We seemed like Quins once more [in the second half], sorted our breakdown issues out, bought some velocity of ball and each time we bought into their 22 we seemed like we might rating,” he added.

“It’s the primary time the membership has ever been in a European semi-final so it was all the time going to be about learnings.

“A lot of the learnings are optimistic ones. It reveals we’re on the correct course. I’m pleased with what we’ve completed however part of you’ll all the time have a look at it and take into consideration what we may have completed.”

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