King committed to Clermont Auvergne
7 December 2007, 1:32 pm
Alex King has pledged there will not be any divided loyalties when he tries to dent the Heineken Cup hopes of European champions Wasps.
The England international spent 11 years at Wasps and was an instrumental figure in their 2004 and 2007 European title-winning campaigns, but could help knock the Londoners off Pool Five top spot.
King, who joined French heavyweights Clermont Auvergne from Wasps this summer, will be on the bench for Saturday's showdown at Parc des Sports Marcel-Michelin.
Fly-half King said: "I am sure Wasps will know my game inside out, and it is going to be strange preparing to play against them.
"But Clermont is my team now, and there won't be any divided loyalties.
"I have been having some banter with (Wasps captain) Lawrence Dallaglio on the phone, and it should be a very special game."
England internationals Dallaglio and Simon Shaw will make their 50th European appearances when they run out for Wasps.
The only other Wasps player to have achieved this landmark is King, who made his 50th appearance in the Heineken Cup final last May.