Jones: We'll come back firing in Exeter

Bucks Free Press: Tom Palmer crossed in the final minute to set up Andy Goode's conversion attempt Tom Palmer crossed in the final minute to set up Andy Goode's conversion attempt

SAM Jones says the disappointment of losing to Harlequins in the manner they did will fire Wasps up for their trip to Exeter on Saturday.

Wasps were beaten by a point at Twickenham when Andy Goode’s injury time conversion attempt curled into the inside of an upright and bounced away.

Wasps had led 10-3 at the break and after finally losing their lead in the 71st minute, they ralled to cut Harlequins’ six-point advantage to five with just time for the conversion to come.

Captain on the day Jones said: “We said at half time that we needed a big ten or 20 minutes at the start of the second half, and that’s where we let ourselves down in terms of ill-discipline, giving away penalties in kickable areas.

“We showed some really good fight to get ourselves back into it in the final ten, but we’ve only got ourselves to blame.

“Last year we were fully in control at half time and totally fell apart defensively. This year it was all us at the end. We muscled up well in the pack and had a lot of chances.

“But we were inches away from the win and we are really disappointed in that.

“We’ll reflect on it in the week and remember what this game feels like to lose and go to Exeter next week all guns blazing.”

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