Young chuffed with rare away win

Date published: December 29 2014

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young was pleased that his side at last won away from home this season in the Premiership on Sunday.

A 30-23 success at Kingsholm has pushed Wasps into contention just outside the top four.

“I’m really pleased to get this monkey off our back as you have to win on the road and beat the sides below you in the table if you want to stay in the mix,” Young said.

“We put in a poor performance at Exeter but apart from that we haven’t been a million miles away.

“We were in control for the first 37 minutes but I was really disappointed with our second-half performance.

“We knew Gloucester would come back at us but we turned over the ball seven times at first phases. We found a way to win as we were composed in the last five minutes, which was pleasing as we’ve thrown away a lot of games at that stage in the past.”

Gloucester boss David Humphreys meanwhile was forced to admit that Kingsholm has not become the fortress the club hoped it would be during the first half of the season.

“We wanted to make Kingsholm a difficult place to play but it’s not happening. We were flat and lacked edge in the first half but we had strong words at half-time and were much better afterwards,” said Humphreys.

“Kingsholm is a great place to play – with our second sell-out crowd – but we are not where we want to be. We know we have to get better and another home defeat will be a worry but if we show the energy that we did in the second half we will win matches.”