We had bot­tle to win it says Dai

The Rugby Paper - - Aviva Premiership -

WASPS di­rec­tor of rugby Dai Young said he felt his side al­ways had the win in them.

“There was not much be­tween the teams, but I was pleased we had the bot­tle to keep go­ing, and the qual­ity to win.”

Young men­tioned manof-the match No.8 Nizaam Carr in despatches as well as re­turnees Danny Cipri­ani and El­liot Daly.

He said: “Nizaam brings phys­i­cal­ity, work rate, and the abil­ity to get his hands on the ball and get it away in con­tact, and he makes heavy-foot car­ries. He’s a qual­ity player. Danny is one of the best at­tack­ing tens – he’s worked his socks off to get back a month early – and El­liot will never dis­ap­point if you put him in space.”

His Le­ices­ter coun­ter­part Matt O’Con­nor said: “They ripped into each other, it was pretty tight. They ex­e­cuted, they looked after the ball and ul­ti­mately got the last score.”

O’Con­nor said of the fifth loss to Wasps on the bounce: “You can flip a coin on the re­sults I’ve been around for – and you can bet on a few bruises in the Wasps chang­ing room phys­i­cally and men­tally.”

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