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Wasps boss remains upbeat despite Bath defeat

Coventry Editorial 12th Jan, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

WASPS director of rugby Dai Young was pleased with the resilience shown by his side despite tasting a 39-26 defeat away at Bath.

The hosts led 25-7 at one stage at Bath’s scenic of the Rec on Saturday afternoon.

But Wasps fought back and scored three tries in the second half to make the scoreline more respectable and come away with a bonus point.

Young said: “I was really pleased with how the boys came back when they could have rolled over and chucked the towel in.

“At least we came away with a point for four tries, after a good final 10-15 minutes, but we can’t take too much comfort out of that.

“We have to be honest and for 70 minutes of the game, Bath were well on top in most areas really.

“We weren’t quite at the races. I don’t think we played to our potential, but I don’t think we were allowed to, because of a very good Bath side. They thoroughly deserved their victory.”

Wasps remain fourth in Aviva Premiership table by Young knows just how hard it will be to secure a top four finish.

He added: “This league gives you a reality check very quickly. When you start to think everything is rosy, you get your trousers pulled down.

“Any team can beat any team in the Premiership if you’re not on top of your game. It was exactly the same when Bath came to us at Adams Park and we did a job on them.

“There’s a long way to go yet and if you look at how bunched the table is, one loss and you can start to fall pretty quickly. One win for teams just below you, and they can leap frog you.

“Our target this season has always been top six. I keep on repeating myself really, but I don’t think we’re quite a top four team yet, because top four teams have to back up their performances week on week.”

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