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Myall believes Wasps could be on the brink of something special

Myall believes Wasps could be on the brink of something special

Kearnan Myall is enjoying the most exciting time of his career and believes Wasps could produce something special this season.

Myall is playing some of his best rugby in a team that is flying, with Wasps winning nine of their last ten matches in all competitions.

Their superb form has seen them climb to third in Aviva Premiership Rugby and on April 9 they face Exeter Chiefs in the quarter-final of the European Champions Cup.

Myall said: “It is probably the most exciting period of my career. I have been at Leeds scrapping at the bottom and then Sale where we were mid-table and at Wasps we have been steadily progressed each year.

“There is a real excitement that something special can happen this year. The run of form we have shown in the last few weeks, there is a really good feeling that we can achieve something special.

“We are not getting ahead of ourselves that we can win the Premiership or the Champions Cup but we are quietly confident that we can really challenge some of the big teams.

“We have shown that on our day we can beat anyone. We have beaten Toulon, Leinster and pretty much everyone else – apart from Exeter who are coming up – so we know when we get it right we are an extremely hard team to beat but having said that, everyone we have coming up are in the same position and have strengths and weaknesses.

“We are confident but we are not getting ahead of ourselves or think we are the best team in the world. But on our day we can challenge the best.”

Myall has seen everything Aviva Premiership Rugby has to offer, with relegation battles at Yorkshire Carnegie followed by a couple of years at Sale Sharks before joining Wasps in 2013.

On Sunday – when Wasps face fourth-placed Northampton Saints – the 29-year-old is expected to make his 150th Aviva Premiership Rugby outing.

And Myall said: “The 150th appearance is not something that I have been keeping track of but when it was mentioned to me during the week, it was something that I am really proud of.

“I have been around for ten years now as a professional at three different clubs and it is such a tough league, so to rack up that amount of appearances is something I am really proud of.

“I think from a consistency point of view I am producing the best rugby of my career.

“The last ten weeks have been good to me because Brad (Davies) has been away, Joe (Launchbury) has been away, James Gaskell has been injured so in all honesty they have had no choice but to play me. So to put in good performances off the back of that and prove my worth is something that I am really happy about.

“I feel confident, my body is holding up and I am a big part of a team doing well, so it is really good for me personally and also for Wasps as a whole.”

If you want to be at the world's biggest club rugby final, this year's Aviva Premiership Rugby Final on 28 May, tickets are still available from premiershiprugby.com/final
 

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