Dai Young steps down from Wasps director of rugby role

Dai Young was appointed director of rugby of Wasps in 2011
Dai Young was appointed director of rugby of Wasps in 2011

Wasps have confirmed that director of rugby Dai Young has stepped down from his role for an interim period.

Young, who has played 51 Tests for Wales and another three for the British and Irish Lions between 1987 and 2001 has been the director of rugby for Wasps since 2011 but the club has not gone on to win a major title since they clinched the Premiership in 2008.

Even though the Ricoh Arena outfit went on to reach the final of Premiership in 2017 where they were defeated 23-20 by Exeter Chiefs, the club endured tough time since then and are positioned ninth in the ongoing Gallagher Premiership season and also had an early exit in the European Challenge Cup.

In the absence of Young, Lee Blackett, who has been the club's back coach since 2015 will step up as interim coach.

“Director of Rugby Dai Young will be stepping back from first-team duties for an interim period,” read a statement from the club.

“Lee Blackett will step up to interim head coach. Further announcements will be made in due course.”

Wasps will face Leicester Tigers in the Gallagher Premiership with the game scheduled at Welford Road on 15th February.

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