Having joined Wasps from Leeds in 2005, Rob Webber will make his 100th appearance for the club this Saturday against London Irish and he says that he is honoured to do so for a club like Wasps.
“It is massive to play 100 games for any club but to do so at a club like Wasps is even more special.”
Despite being only 25, Webber has become an integral figure within the Wasps squad, leading the side out against Exeter earlier this season in John Hart’s absence. Webber is a natural leader on the field, which he says is a responsibility he is happy to take on.
“It is always nice for people to recognise that as an attribute I have got but I just try to go about my own game as I always have done. If it is something that helps the other boys and it is something that they look at me for then it is something I am happy to do.”
Webber couldn’t have hoped for a match with more meaning than the London derby between Wasps and Irish this weekend, and it comes at a time when both clubs will be desperate for the points.
“It will be a really tough game on Saturday. They are obviously a dangerous team and it will be massive for us to go and get a win there. We have a good little run in Europe and we need a win this weekend back in the Premiership to really kick-start the league campaign for us and get ourselves into that top four.”
“If we get a win this weekend against Irish, and then back that up with a result against Quins the week after at Adams Park as well and put ourselves in a good position come Christmas we will set ourselves up for a great end to the season.”