Young hails Wasps performance

Date published: September 19 2016

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young admits his side "must have done a lot right" as they scored 70 points in Sunday's victory over Bristol.

The 70-22 win at the Ricoh Arena saw the Premiership hopefuls cross the whitewash 10 times in their largest ever win at their new ground.

Subsequently they are right in the mix at the Premiership summit, behind Bath and Saracens solely on points difference after three games.

"I was really pleased that we scored 70 points. We must have done quite a lot right. We were a little bit messy on occasions, but you've got to be pleased with three wins on the bounce, which is important," said boss Young when speaking to Wasps' official website on Sunday.

"I think we're at 14 out of 15 points, so you can't ask for much more at this stage.

He added: "It's important to be ruthless because part of this team's development is saying goodbye to the days when we were the underdogs in every game we played, so there's going to be games that we go into that people expect us to win.

"One of those games was today and it's having that mental toughness and that attitude that it doesn't matter who's next door, that we're going to play the same and we're going to set our own standard.

"That's what I was really pleased with – we kept on playing and to score 70 points against anybody, we've got to be pleased with that! That said, there's still lots of scope for us to improve."

One impressive part of their win was the impact Wasps' bench had on the game as, for example, Ashley Johnson came on and scored two tries.

"You're not going to win a game with 15 players," added Young.

"You have got to have a squad and you have got short-term and medium-term goals. The short term goal is really to give as many people game time and keep their performances there."