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Wasps blame slow start for Bath defeat
DAI Young says Anthony Watson’s intercept try was the decisive moment in Wasps’ 32-25 defeat to Bath on Saturday.
Wasps had recovered from a poor start and would have gone in front with a converted try.
But their pressure deep in Bath territory came to a shocking end as Charlie Davies’ pass was intercepted by the Bath wing, who ran 70m to score under the posts.
It gave Bath an 18-6 lead, when a Wasps score would have made it 13-11.
Young said: “I thought that the interception try was a 14-point swing. We had an overlap on their last defender and if it had gone to hand we would have scored, but as it turned out Watson chose well to fly out of the line and ended up going the length.”
Wasps didn’t lie down though, and tries from Nathan Hughes, Will Helu and Elliot Daly earned Wasps a good losing bonus point.
Young said: “It must have been an entertaining game to watch for a neutral or a Bath fan but we gave ourselves too much of a mountain to climb really with our first 20 minutes.
“Poor discipline and not dealing with the restarts well enough in that period made it a game of catch up for the rest of the match.
“After that start, especially in the second half, I was very pleased with our effort, commitment and the quality we had to back that up.
“We were right in the game all the way to the end but what proved the difference was the poor start.”
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