Mark McCall’s men have been putting themselves through the pre-season pain barrier to be fully ready for a mouthwatering Premiership first night back in Bristol.
They are also keen to silence their new noisy title-winning London neighbours, Harlequins.
While it was the Championship clubs queuing up to give them a bloody nose last season, Wray says it will be a two-way street this year back in the Premiership.
The 30-year-old flanker, about to start his 13th season at the club, said: “Some teams might be excited about facing us and try and give us what they think we deserve! Some might not be looking forward to it, I expect it will be quite mixed.
“There is probably more appetite from our side to be playing the rest of the League and to prove a point than the other way round.
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
Fitzpatrick Raises Key Question For Regions
Any Lancashire member vexed at seeing so little of their champion bowler on the domestic front will have some sympathy with those who subscribe to another superstar of similar vintage.
The prince has his eyes on the prize as usual
Brendan Gallagher delves into some of rugby’s most enduring images, their story and why they are still so impactful
Time for Exeter to ditch the warpaint
To misquote Aristotle, ‘human nature abhors a vaccuum’, and with no rugby at present, the hottest topic around seems to be the headdresses that some Exeter Chiefs supporters like to sport.
Chick: Falcons aim to start fast and not fade
NEWCASTLE back rower Callum Chick says the Falcons will be flying when their Premiership campaign kicks off against champions Harlequins on September 19.
Winning a breakdown was my greatest joy
THE FORMER BRUMBIES, BATH, LEICESTER AND EXETER FLANKER TURNED DEFENCE COACH
Ladesma and Cheika are under pressure
Having lived in Europe for 14 years, I’m now back in Argentina and have been closely following the start of the 2021 Rugby Championship.
Defibrillators are essential, every club should have one
I want to use my column this week to discuss an issue which is both incredibly important and also very close to my heart and that is the importance of every Welsh rugby club having a defibrillator.
I'm delighted for Kolbe, he deserves all the riches
IT’s absolutely staggering to see the amounts of money involved in Cheslin Kolbe’s transfer from European champions Toulouse to Toulon. It’s mind-blowing, and also brilliant news for rugby that these sums of money are batted around in the sport. I couldn’t be happier for Cheslin or any other player to command that sort of contract.
Titterrell swots up on the new boys
Adam Ellis talks to England U20s coach Andy Titterrell after his first year in the job
Wolfpack sharpen claws for bear pit
JACKSON Wray claims the Wolfpack have sharpened their claws and are “hungrier than ever” to regain their seat as England’s top dogs.
In 1977, Robert Gordon launched a rockabilly revival that would team him up with Link Wray, Chris Spedding and Danny Gatton. Here’s the full story in his own words and those of his closest collaborators.
What HISTORY HAS TAUGHT ME
L. J. Martin is a novelist, nonfiction author, and member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Western Writers of America, Mystery Writers, and International Thriller Writers. He is the author of 55 Western, historical, mystery, and thriller novels from Bantam, Pinnacle, Avon, Gale, and Wolfpack Publishing, and 12 nonfiction works, including two cooking books and one on greenhouse gardening in Montana. Join him on his webpage LJMartin.com, and his wife at KatMartin.com. Both are active on Facebook and LinkedIn and other social media sites.
THE EARLY DAYS - ‘I WANTED PEOPLE TO HEAR ME SING'
FROM A CHILDHOOD SURROUNDED BY DOGS AND PLAYING OUTDOORS TO HER TEENAGE YEARS. WE RECALL SARAH’S LIFE BEFORE SHE FOUND FAME
THE LAKE ESCAPE
Heading to the Lake District? Pack your walking gear and embrace the great outdoors to make the most of a family getaway around Lake Windermere
Next Century Spirits Closes $6 Million Series C
Next Century Spirits completed its final closing of a $6 million Series C fundraising round today.
Introducing The Stereopanocam
Combining images from a stereo camera creates a panoramic format. John Wade tells us how this led to the invention of the stereopanocam.