Joe Launchbury breaks silence after Dai young sacked by Wasps - Ruck

Joe Launchbury breaks silence after Dai young sacked by Wasps

England and Wasps second-row Joe Launchbury has issued his response after Dai Young was forced to step down from Director of Rugby.

Former dual code Wales international Young, 52, has been Wasps boss since their High Wycombe days, having been appointed in 2011.

Lee Blackett, 37, who is part of Young’s backroom team, will step up to become interim head coach.

‘It was a big shock,’ revealed the 63-cap second-row to the Mail Online.

‘He’s been pretty much the main constant throughout my career. We’ve been through some great highs and some lows.

‘It has been a fantastic journey to be on. I still don’t know exactly what will happen but whatever does, he’s obviously been a huge part of the club over the last 10 years and a lot of the success is down to him.

‘The last couple of years have not quite gone how we wanted but Dai has been front and centre, taking the flak for it all really.

‘There are certain things that need to fully come out.

‘It is owed to him as a man and for what he’s done for the club to fully work itself out. Whether than means him staying or moving on, the one thing I know needs to happen is that it needs to be fully respectful of him and all he’s achieved as a club.’

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