27th Jun, 2022

RUGBY UNION - Frost: Wasps up for the challenge ahead of difficult Sale trip

DAN Frost insists Wasps will be “up for the challenge” when they make the trip to Sale Sharks in the Gallagher Premiership on New Year’s Day.


Wasps ended their six-match winless run with an impressive 38-30 win against London Irish on Boxing Day in which Frost scored two tries.


That means the hooker has now scored six tries in as many Premiership matches since arriving from Cornish Pirates in the summer.


And Frost believes Wasps will need to match the Sharks physically if they to come out on top at the AJ Bell Stadium.


Frost said: “Sale is not easy place to go, we know how difficult it will be to go there and get a win.


“They have a big physical pack and their centres are pretty big boys as well.


“We know if we can match them physically our fitness will take over and hopefully get the win.


“We’re up for the challenge this weekend and we can hopefully back up last week’s performance.”


The 24-year-old was delighted to secure five points in last week’s win against the Exiles but believes they still have plenty to improve on.


Frost added: “It was massive, it’s been coming for a while now, the start was key for us and really set the tone for the game.


“There’s still work for us to do, seeing out games and our discipline is letting us down at the moment.


“We’re conceding many points so they’re some of our work ons at the moment.


“We’re really happy to get the win and the five points, they were really needed.”


And despite playing in his maiden Premiership campaign, Frost is enjoying the experience and hopes Wasps continue to utilise the set-piece from the lineout.


He said: “The step up from the Championship is a lot different, the pace of the game is way quicker, it took me by surprise in my first game, it was a shock to the lungs.


“I’m really enjoying it, the coaches are giving me great tips and helping out loads, I’m just enjoying getting minutes under my belt at the moment.


“All of the hookers at the club have got a good relationship, we’re always helping each other and striving to make each other better, it’s healthy competition and drives the standards in training.


“We do loads [of the catch and drive] in training, it’s been a weapon for us, we just need to keep on with it.”


Wasps travel to Sale on New Year’s Day with kick-off at 2pm at the AJ Bell Stadium.

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