Wasps director of rugby Dai Young believes Pool 1 leaders Toulouse will provide a “tough” test when the clubs clash in next month’s crucial Heineken Champions Cup double-header. 

The English side are still seeking a first win in this season’s competition after a 52-3 defeat at defending champions Leinster Rugby in Round 1 was followed by an encouraging 35-35 home draw with Bath Rugby last month. 

Wasps first host Toulouse in Round 3 on December 8 at the Ricoh Arena, with the French outfit full of confidence after their 28-27 win over Leinster at Stade Ernest Wallon in Round 2. 

Young’s team then travel to face the four-time winners – who missed out on a spot in the Champions Cup last season – in Round 4 on December 15. 

Speaking at last month’s Heineken Champions Cup launch in Newcastle, Young admitted that his side are well aware of the quality throughout the Toulouse side. 

“We’ve watched them play a number of times this season and they have lots of real quality coming out of that team,” he said. 

“They’ve been out of it [Heineken Champions Cup] for a season and they’ll certainly relish being back in there, so we know that’s going to be tough.  

“If we catch them on a hot day, it could be a tough day at the office for us, but it’s up to us to make sure we enforce our game plan on them.”