BACKS coach Sam Vesty was frustrated with Worcester Warriors’ “leaky” defensive display in their 45-37 defeat at Harlequins.

Warriors scored six tries with Dean Hammond notching a hat-trick in a breath-taking Anglo-Welsh Cup clash at The Stoop.

But Quins crossed the whitewash seven times themselves and Vesty was disappointed by how easily the hosts scored some of their tries.

“I am very frustrated,” Vesty said. “There was some great attacking intent out there but obviously we need to stop leaking the simple tries.

“In a game like that you know you are going to leak some but there were just too many out there.

“Quins like to play a fast game, taking some quick-tap penalties and quick line-outs and if they catch you off-guard they have got some very dangerous individuals that can really hurt you.

“On a couple of occasions in the last two games that’s been our downfall so we need to solve that.”

Hammond and Max Stelling got on the scoresheet in the first period but Harlequins had the bonus point wrapped up by half-time courtesy of tries from Tim Visser, Mat Luamanu, Harry Sloan and James Chisholm.

Hammond bagged two further tries in the second period while Ben Howard and Darren Barry also touched down.

But further scores from Dino Lamb, James Lang and Alofa Alofa sealed victory for Quins.

“We have got to stop conceding simple tries because you are going to put yourself under the pump,” Vesty continued.

“I think with the way rugby is now every team are conceding more than two tries a game.

“The game is refereed with a more attacking mindset so you are going to concede tries.

“It’s just the ones you have control over and we haven’t coped very well with those.”

Sam Olver missed four of his six conversions but Vesty refused to blame the young fly-half as Warriors came up eight points short.

“It was windy out there and very difficult, certainly kicking in that first half,” he said.

“I think they missed a fair few as well so I wouldn’t put (the defeat) down to that.

“But possibly when we do get in behind them we are probably forcing it a bit too much at the moment.

“We need to know when to try an offload and when to look after the ball and score from the next phase or the phase after that rather than trying to score from a miracle offload.”

Vesty also confirmed hooker Kurt Haupt failed a head injury assessment and is now likely to miss Warriors’ Aviva Premiership game against Northampton Saints at Sixways on Saturday (1pm).

The South African was brought in on a short-term deal last week with Joe Taufete’e set to go on international duty with USA and Matti Williams (hand) and Niall Annett (knee) injured.

“Kurt failed an HIA during the game so he had to come off,” Vesty added.

“HIAs are something you have to get used to.

“But I think we are probably getting better at coping with those disruptions.

“I thought Nick (Schonert) came on and steadied our scrum up really well.”