Match Reaction: Dai Young post Tigers

Dai Young gives his views after the narrow win over Leicester Tigers at the Ricoh Arena. 

“It was the old cliché really, definitely a game of two halves. We were well on top during the first half, but we were clinging on a bit in the second half.

“We had plenty of opportunities in the first half and created quick ball, which we know we can be devastating off. However, we also lacked a lot of composure and patience, because we could have put it out of sight in the first half.

“We all know how proud a side Tigers are and if you give them any momentum, they’re going to come back at you.

“At half time we talked about being disciplined and keeping hold of the ball and we did neither really. Leicester got their tales up and you were biting your nails towards the end. 

“You’ve got to give Leicester a lot of credit. They really attacked the contact area and set piece went against us. I felt half of the penalties were justified, some were just perception which went against us. Full credit to Tigers though, they were really ferocious at the tackle area, carried really strongly and pushed it to the wire the second half.”

Looking ahead to next week’s game against Toulouse, Young said. 

“It’s another massive game next week, this time in Europe. It’s a Cup Final sort of game given how tight Pool 2 is, with three teams tied on points.
  It’s also a tight six-day turnaround for that one. The crowd here today was phenomenal and we’re really hoping for a similar turnout from our Wasps’ supporters again on Saturday, as it makes a huge difference having them behind us.”