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Davies calls for focus ahead of Viadana

Charlie Davies says that, after an impressive win against Bayonne last weekend, he and his side must back it up against Viadana at Adams Park this Sunday.

This week we announced new contract extensions for six members of the first team squad, including 23-year-old Charlie Davies, and the young scrum half says that he was delighted to cement his future at the Club.

“I’m really happy. We have been in talks for a while but I’m really pleased that it is all done and to stay with this group of coaches and group of players moving forward. In the last few seasons we have probably been through the worst of what Wasps has been through and it is great to be a part of a Club on the up. I’m excited every time I pull on the jersey and I’m loving playing with this group of players, who are a really tight bunch, and seeing how far we can go.”

Last weekend the men in black and gold travelled to France where they beat rivals for the top spot in Pool 4 of the Amlin Challenge Cup, Bayonne. Davies says that the win was a great one for him and the team.

“We have played Bayonne the past three seasons and that is the first time that we have been able to go down there and win away. It is a great achievement for the boys and it is always difficult to win away, especially in France. It was a great effort from all the boys, a great team effort and it was really pleasing to come away with that four point win.”

Wasps now sit top of Pool 4, having already qualified for the knockout stages of the competition, but this weekend’s game could have a big say in who they face in the Quarter Finals.

“It is kind of in our hands and out of our hands all at the same time. We have got to do our job and get a bonus point against Viadana, which is what we will be expecting. We have got to turn up on the day and play the game that we want to play which will then put the pressure on Bath. Hopefully they underperform and don’t get the points that they need and we will then finish top seed. We have to focus on ourselves though, do what we need to do and the rest will take care of itself.”

Having beaten Viadana 90-17 in Italy, mentally the task is a tough one and Davies says that complacency is something the side have been very aware of not succumbing to.

“We have spoken at the start of this week about how it is a bit of a mental test and it is about us, we can decide how this game is going to go. We took them apart at their place but this weekend we have to approach the game in the right mind set. We are all excited to play this weekend, which is a great thing. We have got some real momentum at the moment, everyone is excited to pull on the jersey and we all want to play a good brand of rugby. We have to treat Viadana with respect but we know that if we turn up with the right attitude there are five points on offer.”

To secure your place at this Sunday’s game at Adams Park, kick off 2pm, simply go to wasps.co.uk/tickets.

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