8th Apr, 2020

Dai Young admits Worcester 'deserved a point'

RUGBY UNION: WASPS Director of Rugby Dai Young admits Sunday’s win at Sixways was ‘cruel for Worcester’ as the home side failed the pick up a single bonus point.

Wasps inflicted a 24-10 defeat on their midlands rivals as tries from Marcus Watson, Willie Le Roux, and Josh Bassett helped Dai Young’s men go top of the Aviva Premiership having won both of their opening games.

Despite the convincing scoreline, Young said the 14-point win for his men didn’t reflect the game – admitting the hosts deserved a losing bonus point which evaded them at the death.

He said: “I think that we were flattered a little bit by that result.

“I always thought we had another gear and that we probably just did enough to win the game, but I think it was cruel for Worcester to not get a bonus-point. They deserved one.

“We knew Worcester would bounce back from last week, that was a given. We knew they would come here with lots of physicality, endeavour and energy and put us under lots of pressure.

“Our accuracy eluded at times which meant we were under pressure and handed the momentum back to Worcester.

“It wasn’t a great performance from us but I’m pleased we came here and got a win because these are the kinds of games you can lose.”

Young highlighted the performance of new recruit Marcus Watson, who signed for Wasps in February.

The 26-year-old winger bagged his first try in gold and black and provided Young with his third dangerous winger within his squad.

“He (Watson) is quality,” said Young.

“Defensively he does really well for us as well.

“Josh Bassett had an outstanding season last season and doesn’t get the plaudits he deserves and we’ve got Wadey as well who was ruled out today with his hamstring.

“We’ve got three quality out-and-out wingers with a lot of players who can play on the wing as well, in Willie Le Roux, Rob Miller.

“I’m really pleased we can rotate the squad.

“We want to create space out wide, and if you create space you have to have the ability to finish off.

“The wing is always going to be an important position for us.”


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