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Reaction: Young delighted with European start

London Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young says he was delighted with how his side performed in a convincing six try win over Bordeaux in round one of the Amlin Challenge Cup.

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Wasps had wrapped up the bonus point by half time and impressed defensively when Bordeaux put them under sustained pressure in the second half.

“I thought we showed a lot of quality and played some really good stuff with a lot of determination and I am pleased with that, “ Young said.

“Hopefully the boys can take a lot of confidence from it because it was a good win and one they should enjoy. We went in with a good lead at halftime but I didn’t think the game was won at that point. I reminded the team that Bordeaux were still very dangerous and that we couldn’t become loose and for ten minutes of the second half we lost our shape a little but when we got it back we were assured.”

With a number of standout performances on the evening, Young had a special word of praise for Richard Haughton who had an outstanding game at fullback, involved in a large number of the tries scored.

“I thought Richard was outstanding – he had a fantastic game. Every time he came into the line he caused them problems. His pace really stood out and he set up a lot of tries. He showed what he can do and we’ve got to try and get him doing that consistently.”


Wasps play Rovigo next weekend in round two of the Amlin Challenge Cup. Fans who purchase a ticket for the Rovigo game can buy a ticket for the home clash against Bayonne for just half-price . The deal can only be purchased by calling the London Wasps ticket-line on 0844 225 2990 or in person at Adams Park.

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