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Match Reaction: Dai Young

London Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young gives his reaction to the 11-32 win in Rovigo.

Young’s side scored a try in the 80th minute to secure a bonus point win, and with one game to go in the Amlin Challenge Cup, the result leaves Wasps in a strong position to reach the quarter finals.

Young said “We would have settled for five points before the game and it didn’t look like it would happen 10 minutes from time so I am pleased with the character the boys showed. It was backs against the wall stuff there at the end to get the five points and as things haven’t been going our way over the last few weeks we showed some pretty good spirit.

“However I was frustrated that we found ourselves in that position in the first place. We had numerous opportunities to kill the game off and our ball retention let us down and we handed it back to them far too often which kept them in the game for so long.”

Young paid tribute to a strong night’s work from his front row of Tim Payne, Rob Webber and Ben Broster who kept their opposition on the back foot throughout the game at scrumtime.

“The front row were excellent and got us out of jail on a few occasions. They have had a few stones chucked at them throughout the season but I was very pleased with them today. They made life very hard at the scrum and won us a lot of quality ball.”

Wasps next face Bordeaux in the final game of the pool with qualification for a quarter final very much on the horizon.

“Bordeaux aren’t coming over to do anything other than win,” Young said.

“They will still be able to put out a quality side and I believe we have to play much better than we did tonight but there is nothing like winning to give you a bit of confidence.”

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