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Post match reaction from Sandy Park

London Wasps Director of Rugby gives his post match reaction after the narrow loss to Exeter at Sandy Park.

While Young was frustrated with the loss, he reserved credit for his pack effort.

“We’re disappointed with that result but I was really pleased with the forwards today. We have a really young pack and I thought we had the edge in the scrum and did well at the lineout. We were very wary of their ability in the contact area but I thought we controlled that really well also.”

“On the negative side, we are very disappointed with some of the tackles we fell off and that’s what allowed them to score tries. Fair play to Exeter, their attack stretched us on occasion but we are disappointed how easily we allowed them to do that. Exeter are a good side but we didn’t play like we can. Our attack was a little bit one dimensional and I know Stephen (Jones) is disappointed with that. We need to keep working on it.”

Young also credited the late fightback which saw his side pick up a losing bonus point.

“At one stage a bonus point looked unlikely but the boys kept playing and we just about snuck it. Our bench came on and made a real impact and got us back into the game really.

The Wasps boss also rued a difficult week injury wise.

“It’s been a horrendous week on that front. We have big hopes for Rory Pitman, and the type of player he is we would really benefit from, as we are struggling with go forward in the tight areas. Unfortunately he’s out now for a few months and Tom Varndell goes down a few days later but we have to just get on with it."

"The next two games are now big for us. We have to defend better than we did today and we have to be a bit more creative as well and we know we’re under pressure to get that first win.”


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