Wasps showing disappoints Young

Date published: April 1 2017

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young was left disappointed after his side bowed out of the Champions Cup at the hands of Leinster in Dublin.

The 32-17 defeat on Saturday saw Wasps make mistakes but Young held his hands up in saying that his charges weren’t good enough early on.

“It was really disappointing. We didn’t play like I was hoping we would play,” he told Wasps’ official website following the Aviva Stadium clash.

“In the first 25 to 30 minutes we didn’t cause them enough problems. I think it took us something like 28 minutes to get to three phases in attack. We really panicked every time we had the ball, we were looking for the miracle ball and we ended up turning it over, which put us under lots of pressure.

“They created a really good try early doors and that is the quality they have got in their team. Then we gifted them two tries.”

He added on Willie le Roux failing to ground the ball over the whitewash: “If Willie had put that ball down on 26 minutes it would have been 8-10 but that was only one moment. I think it would be a mistake to point to that one incident. We still had a good 55 minutes to win that game so we can’t blame one moment.

“We have to look at ourselves as a collective and we made far too many mistakes. We didn’t help ourselves, I thought Leinster were really efficient in what they did and did the basics well. We made far more errors than them and I think that was the difference.”