Andrew – We will bring physicality to Wasps

Prop Paul Andrew believes that Warriors need to learn their lessons from last week’s tough match against Harlequins, to get their campaign kick-started against London Wasps this Saturday.

Warriors travel to Adams Park to play a Wasps side that have lost their first three games of the Aviva Premiership season.

Andrew said: “We’ve got to learn from the Quins game and take that into the weekend.

“We’ve responded in training by trying not to fix everything in one go, but to train at real intensity and in great detail.”

Wasps were narrowly beaten by Harlequins, Exeter and Sale in their opening fixtures but the Warriors loose-head knows that they won’t be a side to take lightly.

And in winger Christian Wade they have a big pace threat which the Warriors back-line in particular will have to monitor closely.

Andrew admitted: “They have a dangerous back three which I’m hoping to avoid at all costs because with their pace they will be very difficult to handle.

“But we will remain confident going into it and if we can put on the performance that we know we are capable of getting, we will get the win.”

Andrew joined Warriors in the summer from Championship side Cornish Pirates.

And the new number one feels that he has gelled in at his new club despite making the big step up the leagues.

He added: “It has been a big change for me coming up to a Premiership club but all the boys have made me feel very welcome and I’m really enjoying playing at this level.

“The difference coming up a division is the organisation behind it all, being professional in your whole life rather than just on the field.

“You’ve got everything you need to succeed here with nutrition, strength and conditioning and all the support staff helping you with your diet and training.”

Saturday’s match against Wasps should be the 24-year-old’s first game at Adams Park and he is relishing the opportunity.

He concluded: “I’m looking forward to it. Wasps are one of the historic clubs in the Premiership and it will be nice to play at one of these prestigious grounds.

“Every game is a big one for us. The boys are dying to get off the mark and put in a good performance not just for the fans, but for ourselves.”