HARLEQUINS director of rugby Conor O'Shea believes captain Chris Robshaw will be fit for the Premiership play-offs despite hobbling off during Saturday's 46-22 win at Worcester Warriors.
The England skipper was forced off as his side secured a bonus-point win, and with it, a play-off place, with a home semi-final still possible following Leicester Tigers' defeat at Bath.
But while Robshaw is unlikely to line up against Northampton in the last game of the regular season next Saturday, O'Shea is confident he will be fit for the race to Twickenham.
“Chris just came down on his ankle from a line-out and twisted it,” said O'Shea. “But he'll be fine, maybe not for next week, but for the semi-final.”
Quins fell behind at Sixways but were ahead by half time and moved clear as Danny Care and Nick Evans scored two tries apiece , with Tom Williams and Mike Brown also on the score sheet.
O'Shea added: “The ground's firming up now and we fancy our chances. Was it a tight game? Yes, but no-one had scored more than 24 points at Worcester this season, and we scored 42.
“We have a philosophy on how we want to play the game, and we'll stick to that. People say we have been worked out, but that's up to them, and we'll play the way we do as it's delivered three trophies in three seasons.
“If a game develops so that it becomes quick, there is a game in us that is very hard to contend with. We know there is loads we need to work on, but there is also loads to be excited about. I'm pretty proud of what we have done so far in defence of our title, and we want to go further.”
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