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Match Reaction: Wasps V Exeter

Match reaction from forwards coach Trevor Woodman and replacement fly-half Will Robinson who made his first appearance at Adams Park.

Trevor Woodman said that despite the result, there were positives to take from the game.

“We knew it was going to be tough because Exeter came here with a strong side. The positives I would take out of it was that it was pleasing to get some of the guys back out playing from injury. It was good to see the likes of Billy and Simon and so on and also it gave us a chance to give an opportunity to some players who haven’t worn the shirt as much as they would like. We are in a better position now in terms of having more depth in the squad. That will allow us to increase the intensity of training which is only going to be a good thing.”

Looking ahead to the Northampton game next weekend Woodman added:

“The focus for us now will obviously be that run of four fixtures coming up in the Premiership. We have a full squad training next week and we will be looking to blood a team in Northampton looking ahead to the Saracens fixture”

On Will Robinson, who impressed on his home debut, Woodman added:

“Will is a real pleasure to have around the squad. He is always looking to learn and improve and you could see what it meant to him to play today. In the last 20 minutes when possibly the game could have gone away from us he showed great enthusiasm and it lifted everyone else and we finished strongly.

Robinson, a Wasps fan his whole life, added: “It was a great feeling for me to come on. I’ve watched so many games at Adams Park that it was always going to be a special moment for me. Hearing the crowd get behind you when you’ve got the ball is a fantastic feeling. I was a little nervous for the first few minutes but I managed to get a few kicks away and hopefully I did alright and fingers crossed I get to be involved next week.”