WASPS captain Hugo Southwell has challenged his team-mates to raise the bar again if they want to stay in the top four.

Gloucester, Northampton and Saracens are the next three teams to come to Adams Park and Wasps also have to go away to Leicester in April.

Southwell said: “It is nice to be in the top four and hopefully we can stay there, but we need to keep improving.

“After this weekend, we’ve got two difficult away matches at London Irish and Worcester and then we come back to some huge home games so the schedule is pretty tough.

“We have been working really hard as a squad so we feel we deserve to be there but if you look at the games we have left, you realise that we are going to have to keep working incredibly hard to stay there.”