Match Preview: Thunder travel to Wasps for their third consecutive away trip

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for Manchester Thunder, three away trips in the space of two weeks, as they travel to Coventry to play their rearranged game against top of the table Wasps.

The defending Champions are unbeaten so far in their season campaign, coming into this clash off the back of a convincing victory over Strathclyde Sirens.

Thunder head into the match in the hope of making a comeback, after a tough away trip to Team Bath last Friday saw them concede their first away defeat of the season.

Thunder were unlucky to come away with the loss at Bath after a string of decisions went against them.  Bath were resilient in attack and Thunder struggled to take control in the early stages of the game, unable to recover as the game wore on.  Something they will have hoped to improve and build on in the short period between the two games.

But back to back away trips is no mean feat, the Black and Yellows will have travelled no less than 1000 miles in the past two weeks to play their three away ties.

The fixture between Thunder and Wasps was scheduled for the beginning of the season but was rearranged to Wednesday 6th March, making the tie a crucial one in both teams’ seasons.  Should Thunder get a result from the match they will move up to 2nd place in the Vitality Superleague table.

However, a win for Wasps would extend their unbeaten stretch to eight games and see them sitting 9 points clear at the top of the table.

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