Wasps: It's like knock-out rugby from now on

Guy Thompson

Guy Thompson

First published in Sport by

WASPS say they’re entering the stage of the season where every game is like knock-out rugby.

They begin a four-game block of Premiership matches with a trip to Harlequins on Sunday and after a fortnight’s break for the LV=Cup semi-finals and final, they return to action for the final run in.

This will include Premiership games against Leicester, Saracens and Northampton as well as an Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final against Gloucester.

Back row Guy Thompson said: “We’ve got a busy month. We’re gearing up for Harlequins as though it’s knock-out rugby.

“We know it’s a big game and we just want to get going, I can’t wait.”

Thompson has been one of Wasps’ surprise packages this season after signing from Jersey in the Championship.

The back rower has brought his try-scoring form with him to Wycombe with seven tries already, including a hat-trick in the Amlin Challenge Cup.

He said: “I top-scored for Jersey for two years in a row and then for Richmond the year before that.

“I’ve always been a prolific try scorer but it’s only from the hard work from everyone else.

“Sometimes it’s a bit of luck and you just happen to finish off a move. Maybe I’m greedy, but it just seems to happen.

“This league is 100 times harder than anything I’ve ever played in before though. Defences are that much better, there are less gaps. But if it’s there you take it. It’s just an instinct maybe.”

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree