Match Reaction: Dai Young Post Gloucester

Dai Young gave his reaction after picking up Wasps first away win in the Aviva Premiership in nine months, to add to the away win against Castres earlier this month.

“The pleasing factor was we got the monkey off our back by getting that away win in the Premiership. Kingsholm is a difficult place to come; you don’t win here very often so we’ve got to enjoy it."

However, Young admitted it was a mixed bag of a performance, saying:

“It was a bit of a nightmare start for us, certainly the first couple of minutes, but then for 35 minutes of the first half I was really pleased. I thought we controlled the game for that period, then we came in at half time, talked about what we needed to do, and then went out and did something completely different!

“In the second half I thought we were poor, we turned over the ball about eight times on first phase and didn’t control aerial kicks well, so we made it difficult for ourselves.

“But for the last five or ten minutes, I thought we controlled the game really well, we tried to play in the right areas and run the clock down.”

Asked about Wasps top six aspirations at the halfway stage, Young said:

“Obviously we want to be in the top six, but so does every team in the Premiership. We’ve got no illusion about that; we know there’s still a long way to go.

“That’s the beauty of this league. You can’t enjoy a victory for too long, or worry about a loss for too long either. We know we need to back this up next Sunday against Sale Sharks at The Ricoh.”