Simpsons eyes Saints victory

WASPS must tonight make a fast start if they hope to end Northampton’s 100 per cent start to the Aviva Premiership season, admits scrum-half Joe Simpson.

“We don’t take heart from the fact that Northampton have let a few teams back into it late on recently because we don’t want to find ourselves in that position in the first place,” said Simpson. “We go there knowing that if we go one or two tries down early we will lose the game, so we’ve been working on being ready from the word go.”

London Irish meanwhile beat Bath last weekend to end a run of three successive defeats and lock Matt Garvey insists they have no plans to return to losing ways away to Worcester tonight. Garver said: “It’s been a bit dark around the place.

“The aim now is to build on that win, string a few together, build momentum and get the positivity back around the place.”

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