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Wasps hopeful of keeping Launchbury
ESPN Staff
April 27, 2014
Joe Launchbury has been exceptional for club and country this season © Getty Images

London Wasps boss Dai Young admits his club will have to continue improving if they are to keep players like Joe Launchbury.

Launchbury has reportedly been on Saracens' radar despite having a year left on his contract. While there is no immediate danger of the England lock swapping Wasps for Saracens, Young has emphasised the need for continued improvement on the field to help fend off interest when his contract expires at the end of next season.

"It's not a surprise to me that Saracens would be interested in Joe," Young told the Independent on Sunday. "The reality is that he has one year left on his contract and no matter what king's ransom we'd been offered, we'd never release him.

"But it's up to us next season to prove to Joe that we're the club he should be staying at. People want to be in successful teams that are moving forward. If we can prove that to Joe, I am confident he'd want to stay."

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