Wasps put home record on the line

Christian Wade sparkled against Leicester last season

Christian Wade sparkled against Leicester last season

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WASPS will be chasing their sixth home win on the trot when Leicester Tigers come to Adams Park on Sunday.

But none of the teams they’ve already beaten in Wycombe are in Leicester’s class.

Director of rugby Dai Young said: “This game is the first game at home against one of the top four teams. It will be a step up and we’ll have to play at a higher level than we had to to get the wins previously.

“ It’s a big game for us but I think if we can get the victory we’ll make a bit of a statement. It would show how far we’ve come.”

Tigers will also be weakened by international call-ups.

Young said: “They’ve got a squad of about 50-odd players. International breaks are something they have always planned for and their squad can more than handle it.

“Every game starts with an individual battle. You have to be better than your opposite number so of course it’s easier playing them now than when they’ve got all their stars there, you’d be stupid to say any different.

“But I don’t think they’ve been weakened to any great extent.

“We know we’ll still have to perform to our best. If we do that it’s going to take a very good team to beat us – but we know Leicester are a very good team.”

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