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'We will be going flat out in every single game from now on'

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Wasps boss Lee Blackett catches a ball /PA

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Wasps are setting their sights high after a 41-12 victory against Worcester Warriors that kept their semi-final hopes alive.

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Head coach Lee Blackett is targeting Premiership and Challenge Cup glory as the season reaches its business end, and Wasps helped their cause with a comfortable win against Warriors.

Gabriel Oghre crossed twice in the second half, with Tom West, Josh Bassett, Elliott Stooke and Tom Willis helping them make it six tries on the day.

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And with Wasps now just six points behind fourth-placed Northampton, Blackett is daring to dream.

He said: “We’ve got two competitions and we will be going flat out in every single game from now on. There is no priority. You want to be winning both.

“That’s a big statement, I think everyone is going to say that, I think for us, it’s about focusing on every game as it comes and we will see where that takes us.

“Overall I am pleased, we won with five points. It was good to see the way the game went at the end as we came away with two tries.

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“I said a couple of weeks ago, it will always take time to gel. Sometimes we’re not very patient, you expect it to click straight away as soon as you get some guys back and some key guys back.

“I thought out there today, there were some really good performances. I thought we gelled a little bit better as well. I still think there’s loads more in us.”

Worcester had their moments, with Harri Doel and Ted Hill crossing in the second half, but they were far less clinical than their hosts, much to the disappointment of Steve Diamond.

The Warriors boss believes his team are not too far away, despite the one-sided scoreline.

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He said: “It’s difficult coming to places like this when it doesn’t go your way and there is a lack of confidence.

“There were certainly no teacups booted over at half-time. It was reasonably calm and for the first 50-60 minutes we were in it. But then it was just try, try, try and the calamity at the end just summed it up.

“The most disappointing thing was our inability to convert. But at half-time we were not too far away from it.

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“We scored first after the interval to make it 15-7 and then we fell apart in a couple of areas – certainly turnovers and not responding to their quick taps.

“It looks like a cricket score but we were in the fight for long periods.

“The chins had gone down a little by half-time and we tried to rally them.

“We had done well in keeping the ball but we had just not converted it into points.”

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