DAI Young has heaped praise on his players after they responded to last weekend's chastening home loss to Bath with a hard-fought victory over London Irish.

While their 19-12 triumph wasn't perfect, it drew a bold line under the Bath defeat.

Young, who made eight changes to the team for this match, said: "There is a lot of rugby to be played but it was a very important game.

"It was important for both teams and certainly very important for us to keep ourselves in the mix.

"But not only that, to show the reaction to last week that I was expecting. I told the players before the game that I felt let down by them last week by their performance.

"Not by their mistakes, but by the lack of attitude and commitment, which is something I wouldn't accept from any team I was involved with.

"But I'm first to put my hand up and say I'm very proud of them today."

Meanwhile, Young says it is too early to assess the injury to Christian Wade's ankle.

He was helped from the pitch in the final minutes after being trapped under a pile of bodies near the touchline.

Young said: "It's quite swollen, but I couldn't tell you how long it's going to be or what he's done.

"It's a bit early for that, but I'm sure he'll be having a scan and we'll go from there."