Edwards won’t over-react to Wasps awful form

London Wasps coach Shaun Edwards says that although the Wasps have endured one of their worst starts to a season they will not over-react and start dropping players.


Wasps suffered one of their worst defeats of all time on saturday in the Heineken Cup when they lost 41-11 to Leinster. Even the points they did score has a question mark around them as Staunton’s try looked like it had been created when Danny Cipriani obstructed Girvan Dempsey.


With Wasps going down so badly to Leinster their points differential is poor and their is a rising threat of not qualifying for next season’s Heineken Cup.


Their Guinness Premiership campaign is in far worse shape than their Heineken Cup campaign as they are third from the bottom after five matches. Not a good place for the current champions to be in.


“My major concern is getting someone to catch the ball when it goes up into the air and being able to clear our lines.” Head coach Edwards told the Daily Mail.


“We’re unable to deal with the opposition kicking game. It’s killing us.”


“The consequences are alarming but we will not over-react.


‘These players have given us some fantastic achievements and I’m not about to drop them. “


“It’s important to give them the chance to play themselves out of this slump. There will obviously be harsh words between us this week.


With six losses from eight matches this season it’s not surprising that Edwards is planning to give his team a talking to.


“We’ve lost big games before but we’ve never had a scoreline as bad as this. That’s the worst I’ve seen us play in a big game for some years and it leaves me feeling gravely concerned.’


The worry over Wasps form must even be extending to Martin Johnson and the England management as he has nine Wasps in his squad for the November Internationals.

 

Rugbyweek.com

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