Dai Young hopes for an improved Wasps performance against Agen

Dai Young is hoping for a change of fortune
Dai Young is hoping for a change of fortune

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young is hoping for an improved performance from his side when they face Agen in the second round of the European Rugby Challenge Cup to be played at Ricoh Arena on Saturday.

The Ricoh Arena outfit started the Challenge Cup with a 40-30 defeat to Bordeaux Begles in the opening round at Stade Chaban-Delmas. The two teams were separated by just three points until the 68th minute of the game after which Wasps conceded three tries and scored one as they lost 40-30.

As they face Agen in a crunch game this weekend, Young is hoping for a turnaround after a tough start to the season where they lost four out of the five games.

“We know they’re going to be a big physical team but it has to be more about us than them,” said Young.

“It has to be about what we can bring to the game.

“Hopefully we can put some of the frustrations behind us and put in an 80-minute performance with no defensive lapses, far more discipline and take our opportunities.

“The support away was phenomenal and the home crowd is always great at The Ricoh so they deserve a performance and if we’re going to go anywhere in this competition, we have to win our home games.”