‘Wasps to bounce back in Premiership’ – Mullan

Date published: April 26 2016

Wasps captain Matt Mullan wants his side to use their Champions Cup disappointment as motivation for a strong finish in the Premiership.

Although they were knocked out in the semi-finals of Europe's premier cup competition, by Saracens, Wasps can still finish the season on a high if they win the Premiership title.

With two rounds of matches left, Wasps are in second position – four points adrift of Saracens – on the Premiership table.

And Mullan hopes his side's Champions Cup exit will inspire them to success in their domestic competition.

"We put our heart and effort into Europe and it was a big ambition to go as far as possible," he told EPC Rugby.

"Ultimately we didn't make it but we still have a big prize. We have to bottle up the emotion and disappointment and use it as a motivation for the rest of the season.

"The beauty of rugby is that there is always a game the week after to switch your attention to.

"There's a lot riding on next week so we have to let our bodies recover and mentally switch back onto making massive push for the Premiership."