WASPS’ director of rugby Dai Young still feels his side have plenty to improve on despite recording a comfortable 23-3 win over Gloucester at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday.
Elliot Daly scored three well excuted penalties and Christian Wade scored his first try in six Premiership matches to give the hosts a 16-0 lead at half-time.
Greig Laidlaw scored Gloucester’s only points with a successful penalty shortly after the break but normal service was resumed when Wasps were awarded a penalty try that was converted by Ruaridh Jackson for 23-3.
“I’m definitely happy with the first 60 minutes,” said Young. “In that time I thought we were really good, so we’re looking at the positives and will build on those, but the last few minutes were a bit disappointing.
“We lacked a little bit of intensity and accuracy in the last 20 minutes. We started pushing passes and weren’t respecting the ball as much.
“It’s certainly been a step up from where we’ve been the last couple of weeks, but there’s still plenty to improve on.
“As I said over the last couple of weeks we’re not a million miles away from clicking. We need to improve our conversion rates on line breaks, but in the last few games we’ve been one pass away from three or four tries in each game, so it’s a matter of time.
“We’ve got to keep playing, keep working on making the right decision about when to offload and when not to, and when we do, being accurate.”