Dallaglio disapointed with Wasps defeat

Lawrence Dallaglio was left disappointed as Wasps crashed to a 37-27 Heineken Cup defeat to Clermont Auvergne in France.

The defending Heineken Cup champions conceded a last-minute try which cost them a valuable losing bonus point.

“We were sloppy in the first half and those tries we conceded were very easy and I’m really disappointed with that. Wasps captain Dallaglio told the Scotsman.

“What I think about the Ledesma try is irrelevant but it goes both ways. Sometimes you get those decisions and sometimes it goes to the opposition.

“But I was more disappointed with the way we gave away those tries. All credit to the lads for the way we came back in the second half.

“Now, it sets up the match next week nicely and it will be a real contest.

“This is a really tough pool and I’m disappointed we’ve not managed to pick up a bonus point. But now we have to do the business at home next week.”

Clermont Auvergne captain Aurelien Rougerie was the man who scored the last minute try and he could not hide his delight.

Clermont however must travel to Wasps and play in England next Saturday not France for the return fixture against Ian McGeechan’s side and they will be in a confident mood.

Rougerie said: “This was a very difficult match for us but to get the try at the end to prevent Wasps a losing bonus point was fantastic.

“We want to make sure we keep going in the right direction and we know we’ve got a number of things to work on and improve. The game in England against Wasps next week will be very tough for us.

“But for us the symbol of beating the European champions is fantastic. But we also know we need to keep our feet on the ground.”



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