LONDON NIGERIAN 22 Twickenham 24
They may play in green - but London Nigerians' new coach didn't expect his side to behave green and innocent as well.
Roger Coombs admitted his side had been 'naive'to lose their first game of the season in the way they did.
The Shepherd's Bush outfit had led 17-5 at one stage, and then collapsed to allow Twickenham to first draw level, and then unleash a winning sucker punch in the last minute.
When the visitors went over and converted the try to steal the points, Coombs was left wringing his hands.
He said: "We couldn't keep our composure when it mattered - and I was wondering from the touchline on a few occasions at some of our decisions."
Ali Shelleng scored a hat-trick of tries, with one from Neal Setterman in between, but it wasn't enough. Ns hopes of a winning start were still wrecked.
Shelleng's third try under the posts was particularly impressive, and it appeared the game was dead and buried with 30 minutes left.
But Coombs wasn't recruited just for the times Nigerians are ahead.
The Welshmen with an impressive CV from a host of clubs arrived in the summer following Ns' relegation from London North Two - and the coach admitted there was a lot of work to be done on the training pitch.
He said: "Nigerians want to score a try every time they have the ball - but it's not always possible.
"There's another side of their game they have to learn."
Namely, when to offload the ball, when to kick it, and when to keep it tight in mauls and rucks.
Right at the death, when Ns had possession, they got turned over rather than kicking long, and Twickenham couldn't believe they had been handed the winning opportunity.