Exiles go back to drawing board

London Irish will meet at their Sunbury training ground on Tuesday for another painful review session after suffering an eighth successive defeat.

Harlequins were the latest club to inflict misery on the Exiles, triumphing 28-18 at Twickenham to boost their play-off ambitions.

Boss Toby Booth accepted that his side have to stop the rot as they have not won since October 31, and said: "We have had a wretched run of results and I won't hide away from the fact but we are only halfway through the season."

He added: "It is very disappointing. We are obviously doing a lot of things to make sure this doesn't continue and still we haven't found the formula.

"It will be back to the drawing board tomorrow. We will try not to be too over-reactive but build some confidence and a performance going forward.

"The realism of what we have been through has left a scar. But we have to dust ourselves down because it is not going to right itself.

"We have to look at how and why and when we can do things better. That is the challenge we face and I will certainly not shy away from that challenge and I never will."