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Wasps on the up ahead of Tigers tussle
CHRIS Bell believes Wasps will host Leiceter Tigers on Sunday on an upward curve.
Individual errors have blighted their season almost as much as injuries so far, but the captain has spotted signs in recent weeks that the pieces are coming together.
He said: “We haven’t got the joy out of the first five Premiership games that we were after.
“We had a good performance against Worcester but the other performances weren’t up to scratch.
“Knowing the players in and around you helps and obviously we had a much-changed squad in the summer so there is some bedding in.
“But we’ve spent a long time together now and we’re starting to evolve into our gameplans.
“To go into the Amlin and get two wins was very pleasing and we’re looking to take that into the Premiership now.
“We need to be accurate to get victories in this league, but in the last month we’ve definitely been improving.”
The Wasps pack has taken a huge stride this season, but it’s not been as productive behind the scrum so far with a raft of injuries to big players crippling that department of the team.
Bell said: “In certain games the turnovers have been way too high. Balls will go down, but you have to minimise that and in the first few games there were too many of them.
“You’re never going to win a game in this league playing like that.
“The forwards are giving us great ball and we haven’t scored as many tries as a backs division as we’d like “As long as the team is scoring tries, that’s the main thing, but we’re working very hard in training and I’m sure that will come because there are a lot of dangerous players.”
They could do with clicking this weekend, with Leicester in town.
Bell said: “Leicester are a massive challenge, wherever and whenever you play them. They’re a very proud club with a rich history and it’s a spicy game between us, always.
“But we like playing at home and our record at Wycombe is pretty good so we’re looking to extend that.”
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