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Woodman wants more

07 March 2011

  • Wasps Coach Trevor Woodman demands improvement despite win over Sale
  • Dave Walder reaches 1,000-point milestone
Wasps and England scrum half Joe Simspon dives over to score in against Sale

Photo: Getty Images

Wasps coach Trevor Woodman admitted his side needs to improve, despite their victory over Sale on Sunday.

Dave Walder kicked 23 points in the 33-26 win at Adams Park as the hosts held off a spirited second-half fightback by the Sharks, after the visitors went into the break trailing 15-0.

"We are pleased with the win but the performance was a little bit mixed, some of our game management needs to improve and not play too much in your own half when you're 15 points up," said Woodman.

Walder, who reached 1,000 points in the Aviva Premiership with his third penalty, was pleased to reach the milestone.

Steve Diamond rues ill discipline

"It's a great achievement," he said, "but I was disappointed to miss the last kick. We managed to keep them at arm's length."

Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond was frustrated after his team again found themselves playing catch-up rugby.

"Our discipline was poor in the first half; we gave away cheap penalties, there were 15 of them in total," he said.

"We had a chat at half-time and our second-half performance was very good."

Relegation rivals Newcastle and Leeds both won, but Diamond added: "We've come away and picked up a vital bonus point.

"We have Leeds at home in a fortnight's time and we must win that game."

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