Worsley admits to being off-key
September 20, 2010
Wasps' Joe Worsley stretches the Newcastle defence during their clash earlier this month © Getty Images
Wasps flanker Joe Worsley has revealed an unusual reason for his lack of form in the early stages of the Premiership season.
The England and British & Irish Lions international, who played his part in his side's stunning 37-30 comeback win against Leicester on Saturday, is pining for his piano.
"It's been heartbreaking having my piano in storage," the accomplished pianist told the Daily Mail. "There's nothing for me to do. I really miss it and I can't wait to get it back. It helps me perform better when I'm relaxed at home, so the sooner I get it back the better for me and for Wasps.
"You need something to take your mind off rugby. I know people will say, "Oh cry me a river", but it's true."
Wasps' hard-fought win at Adams Park was the team's first win of the campaign and director of rugby Tony Hanks was full of praise for his side having watched them battle back from a 30-18 deficit at the break.
"Few people outside our camp would have given us much of a prayer of winning when we went off at half-time," commented Hanks. "But we had bags of self-belief and the forwards fronted up in the second half. It was so important for us to start our home programme with a win and while we did make things tough for ourselves, I'm very proud of the way the players fronted up."