8th Apr, 2020

Wasps crash to fifth successive loss against Ulster

RUGBY UNION: WASPS crashed to a fifth successive loss on Friday night against Ulster in their opening European Champions Cup game.

A pair of tries within minutes of eachother from Jacob Stockdale and Stuart McCloskey ensured the Northern Irish outfit cruised to a ten-point win.

Albeit one game in, Wasps are already bottom of their group – which also features La Rochelle and Harlequins.

Despite the loss, Wasps director of rugby Dai Young insisted he was pleased with his side’s first half performance.

He added: “We did lots of the things that we talked about in the first-half and certainly in that ten minute spell after half-time.

“They scored two quick tries which turned the momentum in their favour.

“Defensivley I thought we stood up pretty well considering the opportunities that we gave them again.”

Young added his side weren’t creative enough with the ball.

He said: “We didn’t look like penetrating them.

“Because we weren’t doing that, we were trying little chips and so on.

“They’re not going our way, the bounce of the ball is not going our way at the minute.

“We just have to dust ourselves off and keep going and at some point our luck will turn.”

Wasps are next in action on Sunday (5.30pm) against Harlequins at the Ricoh Arena for their second European Champions Cup game.

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