Euro clash reward for Exeter’s hard work

Date published: April 7 2016

Henry Slade wants Exeter to make the most of Saturday's Champions Cup quarter-final away to Wasps after all their work to get to this stage.

The England international recently returned from breaking his leg, an injury which he sustained the last time Exeter visited the Ricoh Arena back in December.

Now fully fit, Slade wants Exeter to take their chance to make Europe's last four with both hands, against a dangerous Wasps outfit.

“It is a massive game and one that we have worked really hard over the last couple of seasons to get to,” Slade told the Chiefs website.

“We were disappointed last year to be in the lower competition but we had a good season in the league to get back up to where we are now.

“We just want to make the most of it and take our chance. We’ve got them again in a couple of weeks in the league too so they’re both equally big.

“Wasps have been absolutely flying so we know it is going to be a tough game. They are a very attacking side so we have to watch out for that, but we try not to change too much as we don’t want to get too far away from our game.”

Slade will also hold no fear returning to Coventry, where he suffered the major injury, and revealed that his leg continues to improve on a weekly basis.

“The leg feels better with each week really,” he added.

“I am actually quite glad I am getting it out of the way (going back to the Ricoh) now rather than waiting until next season.

“It is still a little bit sore but I’ve been back four games now and they’ve all helped, I do not really think about it now. I’m not really worrying about it too much.”