Southgate helps Harlequins attempt to launch Champions Cup return

Southgate helps Harlequins try to launch Champions Cup return

England supervisor Gareth Southgate has been at Harlequins coaching floor this week as they put together for Saturday’s spherical of 16 second leg match in opposition to prime 14 leaders Montpellier at Twickenham Cease of their European Champions Cup match.

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Gareth Southgate assisted the Harlequins before facing Montpellier in the European Champions Cup at Twickenham Stop.

Gareth Southgate assisted the Harlequins earlier than dealing with Montpellier within the European Champions Cup at Twickenham Cease.

The Harlequins enlisted the assistance of Gareth Southgate to assist orchestrate an surprising comeback within the Heineken Champions Cup match in opposition to Montpellier.

Montpellier has a 14-point lead over the primary leg and with the general rating of the house and away matches deciding who goes to the quarter-finals, the Gallagher Premier League champions ought to put in an impressive efficiency.

“He was a great, likable man. He in all probability wasn’t as tall as I believed he can be! He spoke very softly. He knew and understood rugby.”

Adam Jones

“Gareth sat in our conferences and gave us again a bit of bit greater than he thought,” assistant coach Adam Jones mentioned. “It was nice to listen to a few of his ideas.”

“We took benefit of him in regards to the legs as a result of soccer groups will do extra matches than we do. I do not wish to reveal all of the secrets and techniques as a result of Montpellier might be studying this!

“He was a great, lovely man. He won’t have been as tall as I believed he can be! He spoke very softly. He knew and understood rugby.

“The impression we obtained was that he was right here to study from us as a lot as we have been to study from him. It in all probability reveals how far we have come as a company.”

Quins have been trailing 26-0 by the primary half of the primary leg, however the return of the English rugby kings bolstered Model’s response to maintain their hopes of an additional lead in Europe.

“Historical past has proven over the past interval that we’re getting again into the groups,” Jones mentioned. “It is by no means over for us. Taking place in 14 factors will not be the tip of the world.”

“Montpellier mentioned they wanted 21 factors in opposition to us and the truth that they’re 14 in all probability places them to sleep extra simply.

“We all know we will rating shortly to get ourselves again into the sport, however they will too. We’ll give it a crack and look ahead to the problem of getting these 14 factors again.

“I used to be Google looking for a well-known comeback earlier as a result of aside from Stephen Hendry who beat Jimmy White within the 1992 World Snooker Championship remaining, I can not consider something!”