European Champions Cup
Robshaw and Evans to miss Leinster match
ESPN Staff
December 10, 2014
Chris Robshaw is out of Saturday's game © Getty Images

Harlequins' key duo Chris Robshaw and Nick Evans will miss Saturday's match against Leinster.

Evans was forced off after just 11 minutes against Leinster last Sunday with Tim Swiel replacing him. He misses the game due to back and groin troubles but Harlequins are hopeful he will be fit for their game against Newcastle.

Robshaw will also sit out Saturday's game with a shoulder injury. He will visit a specialist later this week to determine the extent of the injury with both Harlequins and England keeping a close eye on the prognosis.

For Harlequins, they will be hoping to replicate their triumph over Leinster last Sunday when they travel to Dublin for the return leg but coach Conor O'Shea is a stern test from the Irish province.

"To me Leinster are better than Toulon," O'Shea said. "Toulon's coaches have done a brilliant job and they've got an incredible record but playing fantasy rugby versus building something is two completely different animals and Leinster have built an incredible brand since the days that I used to play for them in front of 300 people.

"It's a massive challenge but this group likes challenges. If you had an upward curve the whole time it wouldn't be any fun. We know there's going to be a huge backlash but we're not going to sit back and we'll take the game to them. It will be a war and a physical battle but we're not going there to soak."

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