Warriors unhappy with penalty count
RUGBY UNION: Wasps director of rugby Dai Young was relieved to get over the winning line as his side edged to a 21-20 win at Worcester Warriors in their opening Gallagher Premiership clash of the season.
But opposite number Alan Solomons promised a decisionby-decision analysis of the penalties after saying his team were punished 20 times and claiming: “I’ve not seen a penalty count line that.”
Wasps were 13-0 down at the break but fought back to win with youngster Billy Searle, a third choice fly-half behind All Black Lima Sopoaga, who was not quite right for the game, and long-term injury victim Jimmy Gopperth.
Searle kicked three penalties and a conversion with lock Joe Launchbury and replacement Tommy Taylor going over for their tries after the break.
Scottish international Duncan Weir, making his debut for Worcester, booted two penalties and converted both tries from centre Ryan Mills and flanker Sam Lewis.
Young said: “If you would have given me a one-point win before the game, I would have accepted it.”