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Post match-reaction Dai Young

Director of Rugby Dai Young gives his reaction to the 0-6 loss against Worcester.

“We are hugely disappointed after that. Games like that are all about controlling the field and if you look at the stats we did do that - we pretty much controlled the possession and territory. We put ourselves into good positions but our ball retention just wasn’t good enough and we never turned our pressure into points. Accuracy was our major failing today – we just were ineffective with ball in hand and it’s hugely frustrating.”

“We were up against a side who were happy to sit back and defend – and credit to them because they defended well – and they never threatened us. In the last few games it has been the same story – we are winning the territory, we are winning the possession, we put a lot of pressure on opposition teams but we are not scoring enough points to get ourselves in the lead and get a strangle hold on the game. From where we are we just have to keep on working and get these results. We are not a million miles away from where we want to be. We have a good team injured in the stand at the minute, which is incredibly frustrating for all of us, and there are a lot of players to come back who will add to this team.”

Young said that he hoped the injuries picked up by players including Richard Haughton, Christian Wade, Nick Robinson and Sam Jones were not too serious.

“It’s too early to tell yet but we are hopeful they will be ok in a week or so. The injury situation is tough and we never seem to be in a position to pick the same team which doesn’t help.”

Young added that ever game now would be massive.

“Hopefully the players we have coming back over the next week or two will change us as a team. We are in a dogfight with four or five other teams who are all scrapping for their lives outside of that top six and every game is a massive game but we are not going to panic. There’s no point throwing your toys out of the pram – that doesn’t get you anywhere. We’ve got to keep working at it but I said right from when I joined here that there is not going to be a quick fix. Both on and off the field there are things to work on at this Club and it isn’t going to happen overnight. From my point of view we need to get a couple of wins quickly to take the pressure off of us. We have the makings of a good team here and I'm certainly not going to get hysterical about where we are at this stage of the season."

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