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Thompson: Singha 7s job only half done for Wasps

Guy Thompson insists the job is only half done for Wasps, after his side comfortably navigated their way through to the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s finals.

Thompson was skipper on the night at the Ricoh Arena as Christian Wade produced a series of scintillating performances to help his side take top spot. 

Wade ran in seven tries to help Wasps see off Harlequins, Saracens and Northampton Saints and ensure safe passage to Twickenham Stoop on August 28.

And Thompson says he is proud of his teammates but knows there is still plenty of work left to do.

“We're absolutely ecstatic and I'm obviously very proud of all the boys. Everyone put their hands up here tonight,” he said.

“We knew it was going to be tough, as every team here is full of young lads wanting to go out and play with nothing to lose.

“We're extremely happy now but we know this is only half the job, and we've got to turn up next week and do it all again.

“We're really excited for it now, and confident too after this result, but look at Gloucester who've won it the last two years.

“They looked really good in their event, so we won't get complacent. We will work hard again in training this week and do again what we've done for this tournament.”

Wasps will be joined at the Stoop by Quins who picked up a 26-12 win over Saints in their final match to make sure they get the chance to fight for the title on home turf. 

And captain Joe Marchant says he can't wait to lead his side out as they go on the hunt for the top prize.

“The guys will really relish playing at the Stoop and we will get the buzz of the crowd and to be able to go out and win that title would be great,” said Marchant.

“Wasps was a really tough first game with them having Christian Wade and Elliot Daly so they were tough to compete with.

“But sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and go for it and do what you can and express yourself and against Sarries we pulled back at the end.“But the game against Northampton we really managed to pull back and gave it everything and managed to get a good win.”

Final Standings

1. Wasps
2. Harlequins
3. Saracens
4. Northampton Saints

The Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series Final is at the Twickenham Stoop on 28 August. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children from http://bit.ly/1hvtNOp

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