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Lewsey and Logan: Wasps building in the right direction

Former Wasps players Josh Lewsey and Kenny Logan look how their old club have fared in the first few weeks of the Aviva Premiership ahead of this weekend's trip to Newcastle.

Josh Lewsey and Kenny Logan review the first few weeks of Aviva Premiership action.

Josh Lewsey and Kenny Logan review the first few weeks of Aviva Premiership action.

Josh Lewsey and Kenny Logan review the first few weeks of Aviva Premiership action.

Josh Lewsey and Kenny Logan review the first few weeks of Aviva Premiership action.

Lewsey, a 2003 World Cup winner spent over ten years with Wasps, while Logan spent eight seasons at the club while winning 70 caps for Scotland.

Wasps have played four games of the season so far, winning two and losing two, and travel to play a team this weekend who are searching for their first win.

Lewsey said that he believes that Wasps that putting youth at the heart of their development was the right direction.

“The team that we played in has gone, they are not there anymore and this is a very young side, with guys coming through like the Christian Wades and the Joe Launchburys, who are fantastic players. But this is the start of their evolution. It is a team who are at the start of that process it’s not the end of their journey. The challenge for the club is to try and keep these guys together for the next two to four years and then they are going to be in the position to really challenge for trophies and hopefully back in the Heineken Cup.”

Lewsey added that this weekend’s game would be an important one in the context of how the season was going so far.

“At the moment, It is really a building process for Wasps and going away to Newcastle and places like that is a really tough test as it is really hard to win up there.”

Logan, who has also been keeping a close eye on how the club is faring added that the team couldn’t afford to take their foot off the pedal throughout the season.

“We started off really well and I think there may have been a feeling then of “Oh yeah we are back” and if there is one thing that Josh and I know is that Wasps are a team who work hard all the time, and if you are winning you work even harder”

Logan added that the trip to Newcastle this weekend would be more challenging that some might expect.

“I think going to Newcastle this week is a big game for both clubs. Newcastle will be hoping that they can try and get the win they badly want because Wasps have got some players missing and some injuries. They are bottom of the league and have got to try and win some games now which will make them dangerous. I believe the feeling at Wasps is a lot different now with Dai Young coming in and he has brought a real edge back to them again. We are still a young team with a very young bunch of players and people shouldn’t forget that.”


Josh Lewsey and Kenny Logan, are joining the line-up for the ‘Heroes Rugby Challenge’ at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 3 December 2011. The match, which kicks off at 1630, aims to raise a substantial sum of money for Help for Heroes, the charity which provides practical support for wounded service men and women.

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