Wasps Rugby: Who will replace Dai Young?

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Dai Young has stepped back from his position as Wasps Rugby director of rugby with immediate effect. It was announced on Tuesday that the Welshman would take a backseat for an interim period whilst backs coach Lee Blackett would take over starting with Saturday’s game against Leicester Tigers as interim head coach. Who will replace […] READ MORE


Dan Robson; his comeback from illness, England Rugby ambitions

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2019 was a rollercoaster for Wasps scrum-half Dan Robson. In March of that year, Robson made his England debut vs Italy appearing off the bench and scoring in the Six Nations. A dream-like reality. However, in the week that followed Robson would be hit by a set back no one expected. After being named in […] READ MORE


Dai Young looks to build on bonus point win at Worcester

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Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young hopes his side can build on their bonus point victory over Worcester Warriors. The Coventry-based side beat their Midlands rivals 30-26 as tries from Jimmy Gopperth, Jack Willis, Dan Robson and Zach Kibirige saw them secure a vital bonus point win. We'll just leave this one here to sign […] READ MORE


Jack Willis: England’s forgotten man

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On May 19 2018, young Wasps flanker Jack Willis was preparing to play in his first Premiership semi-final. However, late in the first half his hopes of playing a further role was halted due to a serious knee injury. Yet, not playing the rest of the semi-final was not the most heartbreaking aspect of his […] READ MORE


Northampton Saints defeat Wasps: Five Talking points

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Chris Boyd’s Northampton Saints defeat Wasps despite a second-half comeback to edge out the home side 35-31 in a thrilling encounter. A competitive game with lots going on, here are the five main talking points from Saints’ bonus-point win. Final score : Wasps Rugby 31-35 Northampton Saints Saints super pack Wasps suffered a blow before […] READ MORE


Wasps Rugby: Five Key Moments of the Decade

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The previous decade had been one of great success for Wasps Rugby back when they were at Adams Park. They won four Premiership titles, two Heineken Cups and a European Challenge Cup in that time but would not quite reach the same heights in the next decade. 2010 to 2019 has offered a number of […] READ MORE


Who is Jacob Umaga?

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Having only signed a senior contract at the start of the season, a string of exciting performances have earned young Wasps starlet Jacob Umaga a new upgraded contract. The new deal comes after a man of the match performance in last weekends 32-14 Challenge Cup victory over Agen. Umaga scored 12 points and produced a […] READ MORE


Dai Young: Building ‘strength in depth’ for 2019/20 Premiership

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Last season would have been regarded as a disappointing season by Wasps’s standards in recent years. They finished eighth in the Premiership, just missing Heineken Champions Cup Rugby playoffs. This was a disappointment but Director of Rugby Dai Young believes they have a better foundation this season. Wasps had to compete with a number of […] READ MORE


Gloucester defeat Wasps in scrappy affair at Kingsholm

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Gloucester claimed a 27-14 victory against Wasps at Kingsholm, but it wasn’t in an aesthetically pleasing manner. A scrappy, error-strewn game killing the momentum allowed both teams to have their chances, but ultimately it was Johan Ackermann’s men who took home the spoils and saw Gloucester defeat Wasps for a third time this season. Gloucester […] READ MORE


Premiership Rugby Mid-Season Status – Part Two

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It is time for part two of Last Word on Rugby’s status update of the 2018/19 Gallagher Premiership rugby season. If you missed it, part one covered the top half of the table. Now it is time to look at the bottom six sides. This means analyzing the increasingly intriguing, and always fascinating ‘relegation battle’. […] READ MORE