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Young previews Leicester clash

London Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young previews this weekend’s Aviva Premiership game against Leicester (Sunday, April 14th, Welford Road, 15.45)

It's a return to league action this weekend, and with just three games to go, the race for the top six, and with it Heineken Cup qualification, for next season is now really hotting up.

Wasps face a run of Leicester (away), Exeter (home) and Sale (away) in a bid to pick up as many points as possible, and Young says the three game-run will get of to a very tough start this Sunday.

“There probably isn’t a tougher fixture in club rugby than playing away at Welford Road – very few teams actually go there and get anything out of it even when Leicester aren’t playing that well, let alone when they are playing well like they are at the moment," Young said.

“We know how tough it is going to be, but with three games left we’re aiming to get as much as we can out of it and hope it is enough to get us that top six spot. They won't be in too dissimilar a position as us in that both sides have had a tough few weeks and we are both probably a bit battered at the moment. We are certainly carrying a lot of bumps and bruises and we are expecting to make quite a few changes for this game due to what we’ve been through over the last couple of weeks."

Leicester are in good form in the league and are in second place chasing a home semi-final, but Young says there is huge motivation for his side this weekend.

“By their own admission, if anything Leicester don’t seem to start the best and they always come strong towards the end of the season so we are certainly playing them at a tough time. but in saying that there is a huge amount at stake for us as well. We've been through a bit of a losing streak and we’ve got to just get back on the horse and go up there and give it everything we've got and continue that for these last three games. We think that if we can win two out of the three remaining games, that hopefully may be enough to get us in the top six but all we can do now is go for it and hope it will be enough. A top six finish would be fantastic for us and a huge achievement given where we were 12 months ago and we'll be doing everything we can to get it."

Final home game

Tickets are still available for the game through the London Wasps Ticket Office.

Wasps have one crucial remaining home game against Exeter Chiefs on Sunday, April 21, KO 14:00.

To secure your place call 0844 225 9555 or book online here.