Wasps ready to sting Bourgoin
December 10, 1999
Scotland wing Kenny Logan is backing Wasps to survive another major test of their Heineken Cup credentials tomorrow and move nearer a prized quarter-final place.
The Londoners tackle Bourgoin in France knowing that victory would preserve a 100% European record this season and keep them top of Pool Three.
With Bourgoin and Ulster still to visit Loftus Road, Wasps are currently best-placed of all six English challengers for a last-eight spot.
After a stuttering start to the season when they lost four Premiership matches, Wasps have welcomed back World Cup quartet Logan, Lawrence Dallaglio, Joe Worsley and Trevor Leota and the combined effect has proved significant.
"The World Cup took a bit of getting over suddenly it was all finished and we were back in club rugby," said Logan.
"We'd struggled a bit earlier in the season but we have certainly shown improvement over our past three games against Llanelli, Ulster and Bath.
"We think that we have turned the corner and will probably go into these back-to-back matches with Bourgoin as favourites. They are supposed to be very strong at home but we feel confident."
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