London Scottish head coach Peter Richards revealed a training session with Harlequins helped inspire a fifth successive win at the weekend.

The exiles recovered from 10-0 down in the opening half hour to beat Cornish Pirates 21-10 through a Mark Bright brace and one from Howard Packman.

Scottish headed to Quins' training base at Surrey Sports Park for a session with the Premiership outfir last Wednesday and Richards felt that was key to a dominant second half performance from his men.

"They came into our 22 four or five times in the first half and came away with nothing," he said.

"Some of our early defence early on was excellent and the lineout maul defence was really good.

"We went to Quins during the week and had a good go at them in the lineout and we thought if we could compete with Quins we should be able to deal with Pirates.

"The forwards did a great job with that.

"We came out second half and it was one way traffic."

He added: "We are looking up the table rather than down now, which is important.

"We've had some good quality introduced to our squad recently and they have really enhanced us."

Scottish take a break from Championship action this weekend before heading to Nottingham on February 28.