We can’t be complacent – Young

Date published: December 8 2014

Despite Sunday’s win over Castres, Wasps boss Dai Young has warned his charges against complacency during the rest of the tournament.

Wasps clinched a 32-17 victory at Stade Pierre Antoine which moved them six points clear of Castres at the bottom of Pool Two’s table but Young is not getting carried away.

“We knew coming into these two games that we would have to win them to go into the last two games with any realistic possibility of qualifying,” he said.

“Obviously, we have got to back this up next week.”

“We have seen today that Castres have some great individuals, so next week’s match isn’t a foregone conclusion.

“But if we can front up again next week, it gives us a real chance going into the next two rounds.”

Although he warned his charges not to rest on their laurels, Young was delighted with the result.

“It was a good win – and a bonus point win as well. You’ve got to be really pleased with that,” he added.

“It was nowhere near a perfect performance, especially in the first 15 minutes of the second half, when I thought we became very loose.

“Luckily for us one or two of Castres’ passes didn’t quite stick, and they missed a one or two kicks – which would have put us under a lot more pressure.

“But I thought the defence was really good and the set-piece gave us a platform to control the pitch. With the conditions as they were, it was pretty much all about winning the territorial battle.”