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Dai Young: Post match reaction

London Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young gives his reaction to the loss to Saracens.

Young rued Wasps' inability to retain the ball throughout the game.

“I thought that today was a game that we didn’t ever have control of. We started well but I was very disappointed with our accuracy with ball in hand and our ball retention for the rest of the game.”

“It is very difficult to play without the ball and for big periods of that game we were forced to defend. When we did have the ball our ball retention and handling wasn’t great. We struggled to get past three or four phases on numerous occasions and had something like 16 handling errors. We never really worked them hard enough in defence and so we never really stretched them. If you give the top teams that amount of ball and that amount of territory they are always going to come away with points.”

When asked if Wasps’ target was still a playoff place, Young said.

“A lot of people have talked about the top four but I have always said behind the scenes that we are looking to be in the top six and if we don’t get into the top six having been in the position we were in a month ago, naturally we will be disappointed. With three games left we have got a hell of a fight on our hands to make it happen.”

With Leinster and Leicester up next, Young said that his side need to pick themselves up fast.

“Now is it all about character. We have got to pick ourselves, bounce back and come out a little bit better and we know we have the ability to do that.”

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