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RUGBY: Wasps suffer away 29-6 defeat to Saracens

Dai Youngs’ Wasps lose 29-6 away at Allianz Park to Saracens.

Heading into the match the Coventry base side sat third in the Premiership table, the loss moves them down to fourth behind Gloucester.

On his team’s performance Young said: “The second half we were not in it as much as we were the first half. It’s a real disappointing fact that we had opportunities throughout the game and we made basic errors at really important times in our game.

There were a couple of opportunities when a spilled ball didn’t allow us to build pressure on the score board. When you get opportunities against teams like Saracens, you got to take them.”

Wasps gave away of 12 penalties throughout the match. “The penalty count in the first half caused us a lot of problems, it was double against us. That stopped us getting momentum. We’ve got to look at ourselves,” said Young

The injury list for Young is ever increasing, with seven front rowers all injured for the clash against the North London side. On the injury list, Young said: “I don’t think our players have meshed well together all year, but we haven’t had consistency in selection, so trying to work on combinations is difficult as soon as one player comes back from injury, the other one goes out.”

The return of Nathan Hughes, Willie le Roux and Elliott Daly helped soften the injury crisis. Daly impressed by landing two impressive kicks, but all the good work he’d put in thought the game was ruined when he passed the ball straight into Saracens Nick Isiekwe hands, who went over to score his side’s second.

On Daly’s mishap Young said: “He came in and apologised to the players. We didn’t lose the game because of that, but obviously it doesn’t help. We were under pressure at that time and mistakes like that happen.”

He will be hoping nothing similar happens next week when his side take on Toulouse in the European Champions Cup.

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