14th Dec, 2017

Saracens star Chris Ashton fears Wasps in Premiership play-offs

Steve Carpenter 15th Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

WASPS have more or less booked their place in the Premiership top four and Saracens winger Chris Ashton admits it is the Coventry side he fears the most come the play-offs.

Wasps currently lie third in the table but are 11 points clear of fifth-placed Northampton Saints with just three games remaining.

They are also just three points behind Exeter Chiefs in second as they look to secure a home semi-final.

For his part, Ashton has helped Saracens to the top of the table this year but of all their rivals near the summit, the England international is most reticent about facing Wasps.

“Wasps probably have impressed me the most,” said Ashton. “They’ve had a little setback maybe the last couple of weeks where they haven’t played as well as they will have liked, but they pumped us when we played them and are in a European quarter-final as well.

“So I think are the side to beat with some really dangerous players now their full squad is back with them. They’re looking good.

“But we too are back to full strength. We’re all feeling good and training is relaxed as everyone is just getting on with things. That could change if we lose a game, so I just hope it continues.”

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