WASPS proved they can raise the intensity against lesser opposition today as they ran roughshod over London Welsh to end their Premiership life in High Wycombe with an 11-try victory.

Dai Young’s team have often saved their best performances for the best teams, allowing themselves to be dragged down to lowers levels by less dangerous opponents.

But today they were close to their best for 80 minutes to register their largest ever Premiership victory.

Young said: “I’m really pleased with the performance. I was really worried coming into this game because we haven’t really responded in the past to games that we’re expected to win, and we certainly haven’t played for 80 minutes in games when we’ve got our noses in front by two or three scores.

“But from the word go the attitude was excellent and we kept it going for 80 minutes as well. We played some great stuff.

“The quality within the squad is there to see. We’ve shown that on three or four occasions this season.

“But we had to prove to ourselves and others that we’ve got that killer instinct as well, that we’ve got that ruthlessness and can put teams to the sword when we get on top.

“We did that today so I’m really pleased.”