Comment from Bobby Bridge re yesterday's media session
"Yesterday was a bizarre one at Wasps’ weekly media session. Well I say weekly, it was the first one in three weeks due to the gap in the Premiership calendar. While it’s not unusual to have someone other than Dai Young up to speak in the build up to a game, I’ve never known a late change to the schedule as defence coach Ian Costello was thrust into the role - an hour after the scheduled start time.
The reason we were told was because Young was in a meeting with Chief Executive (sport) Stephen Vaughan. I’d seen Dai Young on my way into the building that houses Wasps’ media facilities and shook hands before we went our separate ways to get out of the heavy rain. Shortly before we were told Young wouldn’t be up and Costello was replacing him, Vaughan briefly entered the press room, shook a few hands before leaving.
Only myself and Clive Eakin from BBC CWR were in attendance - which has often been the case this season with Wasps conducting their media sessions mainly on a Monday when many members of the national press take a day off following their weekend exertions. After Costello finished his questions, I had a look to see if I could locate Dai Young’s car, which is normally parked right outside the building and has a distinctive personalised number plate.
It wasn’t there, but with hundreds of cars onsite, it could’ve been parked parked elsewhere. But I’ve never known the boss’ car not be there for a media day he is up for. Given the match that Wasps have this weekend, a trip to local rivals Leicester Tigers, it was massively surprising to not have the main man facing the questions, especially with a change at such short notice."