Wasps’ rollercoaster season has shown no signs of letting up in recent weeks, but full-back Rob Miller insists the club has not been in a better place to turn their undulating form into a run of victories in Aviva Premiership Rugby.
Those victories have been coupled with five league defeats so far this term, but fresh from impressively topping their Champions Cup pool – beating European giants Leinster and Toulon along the way – Miller insists the side can now keep that momentum going in Aviva Premiership Rugby.
And while they may be yet to win more than two games on the spin in the league this season, Miller believes their strength in depth will see them continue to build on their first win at Northampton in ten years.
“Franklin’s Gardens is always a tough place to go but we knew we were coming off the back of two very tough, physical European Games that was had come out on top of,” said the 26-year-old.
“Not many teams go up there and pick up a win, and to break that run of losses at Northampton was obviously a really satisfying result for the club.
“We knew our European form was good and all we wanted to do was back that up into the league. We got a good training week in and delivered the goods as a team.
“We’ve got boys away with their international programmes so it was a good feeling to get the job done without them as well. All the boys that came in stepped up and showed how much strength in depth we have here.
“It’s a really tough season this one with so many games in a row without a break, but we are well looked after here and every other team is in the same boat too.
“Every squad will be tested but hopefully we can keep out injuries down in the coming weeks.”
Miller crossed the whitewash for Wasps’ second try at Franklin’s Gardens, his first try of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season in six appearances so far.
But with a potential banana skin on the horizon in the form of second-bottom Newcastle Falcons – who have shocked both Bath and Harlequins in recent weeks – Miller is adamant no-one in a Wasps shirt will be taking their foot off the pedal.
He said: “It’s always good to get the try and to get on the board in the Aviva Premiership for the season, but if you look at it credit has to go to everyone for fronting up in such a tough physical game.
“As a club we are in a very good place at the minute. Not only getting through that incredibly hard European group, but winning it, was huge for us.
“Obviously that now has to go on the backburner until this big run of Aviva Premiership games are done.
“We are just trying to take things on a week by week basis, because this is such a tough league and one defeat could see you dropping two or three places in the standings.
“So the focus for us is on making sure we don’t slip up and that we keep the momentum going. But as I say we are in a good place.”