Wasps win thanks to second-half masterclass

Dai Young

Dai Young

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WASPS won the second half 28-3 to trounce London Welsh at the Kassam Stadium yesterday, but director of rugby Dai Young insists there were no changing room fireworks at half time.

He said: “I don't really do angry. It was an honest appraisal of where we were in the first half. It certainly wasn't kicking over glasses, I don't think that gets you anywhere.”

Instead, Young sent his players out for the second period with two clear objectives.

He said: “I asked them for two things, be more accurate in attack in defence and muscle up. I felt in the first half they [London Welsh] were winning the 50/50s and they were certainly doing a job on us in the tackle area and we were losing the battle of the gain line.

“I wanted us to win the physical battle because I thought if we could do that we had the little bit of the x factor in our team, the little bit of added quality that would win us the game.

“But that quality can only play if you underpin it with that accuracy and that work ethic and physicality.”

Four tries later and it was job done.

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