Rob Webber in action against Northampton last season
The last-gasp win at Sixways last Friday night was in fact the first win for Wasps at an opponents’ regular home ground since November 2010 (against Bath), and a win this weekend would hand Dai Young’s side three wins in a row in Aviva Premiership Rugby for the first time in almost 12 months.
Northampton’s first ever victory at Adams Park came last October in the same competition, and Young says that that this weekend presents the biggest challenge yet on home soil this season.
“I rate the Northampton scrum as being the best in Europe so we are going to be massively tested in that department. I am happy with the continual improvement we are making ourselves in our own set-piece week after week but it will be another huge step-up this weekend. They are a dangerous team from 1-15 and in particular they present a huge threat from the back, so our kicking game is going to have to be much more accurate so they don’t get the space they thrive on. Getting back to winning at home is a big incentive and with the two wins in a row in this competition against two good teams and the crowd behind us, we have a good opportunity this Sunday to continue to build momentum but we won’t get anything easy.”
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