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Young rallies round flyhalf
WASPS director of rugby Dai Young has rallied around Andy Goode after the fly half missed a last-minute conversion attempt that would have won the game for Wasps at Twickenham.
Goode's conversion from wide on the left came back of an upright and Wasps were beaten 16-15 by Harlequins.
Young said: “He's obviously disappointed, but he'll win us more games. “I thought he had a great game outside of that but unfortunately it's the curse of the kickers – you're either a hero or a zero.
“But we win together and we lose together. We had a couple of opportunities before that that if we'd nailed would have made the kick easier and given us more time.
“It's no reflection on Andy.”
Wasps shouldn't have needed Goode's late kick to win the game, having dominated the first period and defended well in the second.
Young said: “They're a top four team and we pushed them all the way. I thought we were in control for most of the first half and they were in control for most of the second half.
“We gave away too many penalties which gave them field position, but I was really pleased with their attitude to defend. The boys held out for long periods against a quality team.
“At some stage the damn is going to bust, but we really made them work hard fo rit and with six or seven minutes to go I still fancied us to get a try – which we did.
“It was a game that could have gone either way and a game we could have snuck at the end.”
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