LONDON Irish defence coach Declan Danaher hopes his side will be more clinical when they visit Bedford Blues for the second Championship Cup game between the sides in a week on Saturday.

Exiles claimed bragging rights with a 21-13 victory at Madejski Stadium on Sunday, converted tries from Ollie Hoskins, Scott Steele and youngster Ben Loader proving key to the success.

There was only a point between the sides with five minutes remaining till Loader crossed, though, and Danaher says his side must be more adept at taking their chances.

He commented: “It was great to grind the win out and deny them a bonus-point, but the biggest thing to come out of it will be the missed opportunities, which a few of the boys will be kicking themselves about.

“There were some positives – some of the defensive sets and turnovers were great, and the six-day turnaround is exciting because often you have nine or 10 weeks gap till you play the same team again.

“We need to be a bit more clinical and accurate when we make those line breaks and then hopefully we’ll reap the rewards on Saturday.”

Loader was one of four senior academy players included in the side along with fellow wing Ollie Hassell-Collins, outside centre Matt Williams and flanker Isaac Curtis-Harris.

And Danaher, who has worked with them for many years, admitted: “I was really proud of all of them.

“It’s great to see the way they’re playing and the energy and passion they bring to the team.”

Meanwhile, Hassell-Collins and Ben Donnell have been named in England Under 20s’ first 45-man development squad camp to train at Loughborough University from tomorrow until Sunday.