London Irish head coach Les Kiss wants the Exiles to navigate matches more consistently after rescuing a last gasp 42-42 draw against Wasps this weekend.

Wasps were 39-14 ahead with less than 20 minutes to go, though an Irish resurgence meant they secured a staggering fifth draw of their Gallagher Premiership Rugby campaign.

Though pleased with the composure his side showed in yet another comeback, Kiss wants Irish to manage certain parts of matches better so they can avoid falling behind too often.

“It was a fascinating game, we started well and finished well but we have a big chunk in the middle we have to look at,” he said.

“We just seemed to lose energy, we weren’t as cohesive and in sync as much as we usually are so we’ll have to look at that. 

“But to be able to do that at the back end of the game, is still testimony to who we are.

“The guys do believe under any circumstances we can just switch on and light the world up, there’s no doubt about that, but we can’t rely on that forever. 

“There are parts in the middle of that game that we just have to manage better and find the right solutions to the pressure we were under.”

“If you’re a spectator, you’re probably happy but both coaching groups are checking their blood pressure after that!”

There were 12,039 fans watching action at the Brentford Community Stadium on Sunday, with London Irish home matches some of the best attended in the Gallagher Premiership.

Having previously undergone a long search to find a permanent home, Kiss believes the atmosphere within the stadium has helped drive the players throughout the season - the first with fans back post-covid.

However, he reiterated that he wants the passionate home support to be rewarded, saying: “This stadium is massive to us, even with a smaller crowd last week there was a lot of noise. 

“There is a lot to say about what this ground is doing for us, we’re back in London and it is one of the best tickets in town for sure. 

“We do know that we have so much growth in this as well, there are periods in the game that let us down that have popped up regularly in our game throughout the year. 

“It’s all very good knowing how well we can play, but we just have to build that other hard edge to make sure we can finish off these games well before the end like we had to against Wasps.”