Wasps director of rugby Dai Young labelled his side “outstanding” for the opening 65 minutes of their 29-22 victory over Bath on Sunday.
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young labelled his side “outstanding” for the first 65 minutes of their 29-22 victory over Bath at Adams Park on Sunday.
A strong scrum set the platform for Wasps to end an eventful off-field week on a positive note as they moved up to fifth in the league standings.
Andy Goode kicked sixteen points while Sailosi Tagicakibau’s five-pointer, a penalty try and Elliot Daly’s long-range penalty saw them get the win.
“For 65 minutes I thought we were outstanding; we delivered everything we talked about,” Young revealed to the club’s official website.
“Obviously we changed a few players, which we had to do with those guys started to feel the effects of what was a pretty physically demanding game, and we lost a bit of physicality which let them back into the game.
“Their substitutes came on and put us under a bit of pressure up front but we certainly would have taken that result before the game.
“Bath are a real quality outfit and I thought we put them under severe pressure for 65 minutes, stopping them playing, but they showed how good they are in coming back towards the end of the game.
“Everything we talked about we delivered. We had a spell just after half time when we had a few pressure moments during which, if we had come away with points, we could have killed the game off.
“With fifteen minutes to go I knew that Bath weren’t dead and buried, they are always going to come back at you and luckily we held them off.”