London Wasps hero Andy Goode admits to having 'stinker'

Andy Goode

London Wasps fly-half Andy Goode has said his match-winning kick in does not hide a "stinker" of a game.

Goode struggled with his kicking in the first half, but won the clash with a dramatic late 45-metre drop goal.

"I don't think I'll hit one better. I also hope I don't play that badly again," he told BBC London 94.9.

"I'm not going to get carried away with the drop goal. I've got to look at the rest of my performance."

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young had considered taking 33-year-old Goode off at half-time, following an error strewn 40 minutes from the former England number 10 that had contributed to a 13-3 lead for Exeter at the break.

But a score from Joe Simpson and then a try-saving tackle from the scrum-half - although replays later showed Henry Slade may have touched down - setup Goode for the last-minute dramatics and a comeback victory.

"It was a poor kicking display that put us under pressure," the former Leicester man admitted. "Dai is as honest as the day is long. He gave me a rollocking, which I deserved.

"If he tells you you're having a stinker, you're having a stinker - but he gave me the opportunity to turn it around.

"His message was clear: It wasn't good enough and he believes in us and believes we can play better.

"The coaches tell you when you play well and when you play badly. You know where you stand which, after the number of years I've played the game, is a pleasure."

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