London Scottish hooker Adam Kwasnicki has described this season’s Championship as the toughest he has seen in his career, writes Oli Shapley.

The exiles lost 19-10 at Doncaster Knights on Saturday to leave them with four wins and four defeats from their opening eight games and seventh in the table.

Kwasnicki has played for Scottish and London Welsh in English rugby’s second tier and admitted this term will be as hard going as he can recall.

“We have had some excellent victories, especially against Yorkshire Carnegie and London Welsh but also some disappointing performances and losses.

“It has been a challenging start and we are searching for that consistency of performance which will send us back up the table where we want to be.

“The general standard of the league is as high as I can remember and there are no easy games as we have found out ourselves.

“It is physically challenging and a few injuries to key players makes it even more difficult.

London Scottish have a break from action this weekend and next host Jersey on November 7.