Twickenham clash excites in-form Piutau

Date published: November 25 2015

Wasps full-back Charles Piutau says he cannot wait to run out at Twickenham when they face London Irish in the Double Header on Saturday.

The former Blues star, who has proved to be one of the signings of the early season, recently helped Wasps to defeat Leinster and Toulon in Europe.

But now the focus returns to Premiership action and a fixture against the Exiles, with All Black Piutau excited to play at England's home ground again.

"It is always nice to play at Twickenham, it is a great stadium," he told Premiership Rugby.

"Every week in the Premiership it is tough and it is cool that week in, week out you face a tough battle in this competition.

"I have played at Twickenham once before for New Zealand against England and it was an awesome experience.

"Hearing the English crowd sing 'Swing Low' was awesome."

Piutau continued by revealing he would not be overawed by the occasion at Twickenham as he has played in similar large venues many times.

"In terms of the large crowds and the big games, I feel like I have experienced that already and although there are some differences here, I have played enough rugby to deal with it," he added.

"To be honest I didn't really know much about Twickenham growing up, being on the other side of the world.

"It is such a small place and it wasn't until you start playing international rugby that you start to know more about the prestigious stadiums around the world.

"But once I learned about Twickenham it was definitely one that I wanted to say I had played in.

"I'm so excited about this weekend and I can't wait to get out there and put in a performance."