Daly: We will have to be at our best
Elliot Daly says the side will have to fire on all cylinders as they prepare for the trip to Kingsholm.
Wasps recorded a bonus-point victory on Sunday as they beat London Irish 48-16 in the Club’s first game at the Ricoh Arena. In a huge occasion for the Club, Daly said the result was also a big boost in terms of the Aviva Premiership table.
“It was really good to get a bonus point. We needed that in terms of the occasion but also for us to climb the table. We have ambitions of being up there in the top six and the result at the weekend gave us a good push in the right direction.”
“Irish tested us. They had a good offloading game and they kept the ball, which put us under pressure in the first, half. The second period was different. We got into our stride a bit more and after that first try, where we absorbed their pressure and went the length of the field to score, the team got a lot of confidence and we started to dominate.”
After a big win at the Club’s new home, Wasps now travel to Kingsholm this weekend to face Gloucester and Daly says that the team must start to back up their home record on the road.
“We need to start performing away from home and we know that. Our record on the road isn’t great and we want to put that right this weekend. Castres is a hard place to go and we went out there and did a really good job, so we’ve proved that we can do it. Kingsholm is a very hard environment and we will have to get on top of them early if we want to get a good result there. We know what they are capable of, they have got a lot of very talented players in their ranks, so we will have to be at our best.”
Returning after three weeks out, Daly said he loved being back involved in Sunday's win, after playing a full 80 minutes:
“You always miss it when you’re not playing and, having watched the boys over the last three weeks, I really enjoyed getting back out there on Sunday and the occasion couldn’t have been any better. We have some really tough competition for places this year and that has translated into some productive work in the training environment. We are pushing each other and that only means us all getting better. The standard in the back line at the moment is really good and we will continue to push each other.”