Young: We'll have chances in France

Tom Varnell races home to score against Stade Francais

Tom Varnell races home to score against Stade Francais

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DAI Young believes Wasps will have chances to hurt Stade Francais when they go to the Stade Jean-Bouin on Saturday for the second leg of their European play-off.

The black and golds take a slender 30-29 advantage to Paris after their dramatic win in Wycombe yesterday, and will have to raise their performance again to deny Stade the 20th and final place in next season’s European Rugby Champions Cup.

But Young says he saw enough yesterday to give him hope crossing The Channel.

He said: “They’re going to play. But if we keep our defence and keep on pressuring them then there will be loose balls. There will be opportunities for us.”

Joe Simpson’s try in particular yesterday showed just how deadly Wasps can be from turnover ball, but Young has warned his team they’ll need to manage the game better in France if they want to go through.

He said: “We have to control the pitch. We felt as long as we kept them outside our 22 we could handle what they chucked at us, but they’re a really heavy mob and even if you stop the driving line out their pick and goes are deadlies.

“But I felt we contributed to our downfall with a charge down and a kick out on the full.

“They earned one try, everything else was down to our inaccuracies.”

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