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Aviva Premiership: Wasps' director of rugby Dai Young critical of his side against Bath
It was pretty much an unacceptable performance. We lacked quality in everything we did today.
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Wasps director of rugby Dai Young apologised to the home supporters following Bath's comprehensive 28-5 Aviva Premiership victory at Adams Park.
The hosts went into the game having won their previous two Aviva Premiership matches, but they took a brutal beating from the visitors' powerful pack.
Semesa Rokoduguni scored Bath's opening two tries, Matt Garvey added a third with the rest of their points coming from the boots of George Ford and Tom Heathcote.
Wasps scored a late try through right wing Jonah Holmes but it was nothing more than a consolation in a display that left Young far from impressed.
Young said: "Bath really didn't have to fight too hard for it, that's the disappointing factor.
"It was pretty much an unacceptable performance. We lacked quality in everything we did today.
"Our front row came off second best and really struggled and when we had the ball we never went past four phases so we ended up defending for long periods.
"We were really flat. We lacked enthusiasm and excitement today. When we did have the ball, we didn't build any momentum or pressure. We never stretched them."
Young added: "We owe our fans an apology because we let them down.
"Our forwards have done well all season and the scrum has been on top in most of our games but when that didn't work we struggled for any penetration or spark - or anything really. We were second best by a margin."
No bonus for Bath
Bath extended their winning run to seven matches in all competitions and recorded their first win at Adams Park for five years as they moved up to third place in the table.
"We played well away from home - a very clinical, professional performance," said head coach Mike Ford, whose only regret was not getting the winning bonus point.
"We're pretty disappointed we never got four tries in the end," he added.
Ford handed credit for the powerful pack performance to the forwards coaching duo of Neal Hatley and Toby Booth, who joined Bath from London Irish.
"They boys are maturing and the work Neal and Toby have done with the forwards has been sensational this year," he said.
"You saw today the dominance at scrum and lineout time. There's not many teams this year have got the better of us in the tight forward play.
"The amount of detail and the way they train the boys - and the way the boys play for each other - is a credit to them. They have done a fantastic job."
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