rss

Category: Wasps

0

Ben Morgan’s late try gives Gloucester space to see off Exeter Chiefs

• Gloucester 24-17 Exeter• Bristol 22-29 WaspsGloucester beat the league leaders, Exeter, at Kingsholm thanks to a Ben Morgan try three minutes from time on Friday night.Jason Woodward and Willi Heinz scored Gloucester’s other tries while Billy Twelvet…

0

Wasps scrum-half Dan Robson to stake England claim with overdue first cap

• Robson is one of only two scrum-halves in Six Nations squad• ‘Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I can cement my place’For a sense of just how long overdue Dan Robson’s first England cap is, Dai Young’s explanation for taking him off in the latter…

0

Rugby union: talking points from the European Champions Cup

Dan Robson’s display is silver lining for Wasps, Tadhg Beirne outmuscles Exeter while Saracens look Leinster’s biggest threatDan Robson’s performance for Wasps was one of the few shining lights on what was a difficult day for the home side, even if the…

0

Leinster cruise past tame Wasps and train their sights on Ulster

• Wasps 19-37 Leinster• Home team end European campaign without a victoryAlmost three years ago to the day Leinster came here and were duly sent home, tails between their legs, having shipped more than 50 points. If ever there was a demonstration of ho…

0

Wasps face the might of Leinster and then another player exodus

• Leinster hammered Wasps 52-3 in Dublin in October• Hughes, Le Roux, Cooper-Woolley all set to leaveWhen Wasps last entertained Leinster in Europe, they won 51-10 on their way to the Champions Cup semi-finals. It was only three years ago and completed…

0

‘I hope to be an NFL player in a year’: Christian Wade on his exit from rugby

The former Wasps winger left behind a successful career for an uncertain path to the world’s richest league. But he does not lack determinationChristian Wade speaks to the Guardian from the back of a New York cab. Coventry it isn’t but the winger who l…

0

Rhys Priestland’s kick snatches victory for Bath from Wasps’ grasp

• Pool 1: Bath 18-16 Wasps• Late penalty edges hosts to first winNeither side had anything to play for, and it showed. An amusing first half deteriorated into a mind-numbing second, where two of English rugby’s fallen giants attempted to outdo each oth…

0

Josh Bassett try gets Wasps back to winning ways against Northampton

• Wasps 27-16 NorthamptonThe future shape of English club rugby is again a subject of heated debate but for Wasps the soothing balm of this much-needed victory was all that mattered. After only one win in their previous 13 games they badly needed a con…

0

Joe Marchant try seals ‘Big Game 11’ victory for Harlequins over Wasps

• Harlequins 20-13 Wasps• Quins score fastest try of the season on way to winHarlequins defended for most of the match against their erstwhile neighbours, but outscored Wasps by two tries to one after showing a side to their game that matched their bla…

0

Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership’s weekend action

How long can Worcester allow Ben Te’o to twiddle his thumbs in the stand, could a rare defeat now galvanise Saracens and Sale would surely love Robert du Preez to stay onWorcester’s marquee player, Ben Te’o, got no closer to the pitch than the stand de…

0

Freddie Burns orchestrates Bath’s fruitful visit to Wasps

• Wasps 14-24 Bath• Bath achieve only second win in 13 gamesFreddie Burns engineered Bath’s precious 24-14 Gallagher Premiership victory at Wasps to achieve some redemption for his embarrassing blunder against Toulouse. Related: Jonah Holmes helps Leic…

0

Rugby union: talking points from the European Champions Cup

Gloucester dogged by inconsistency, Edinburgh and Glasgow head for the last eight and Leinster have look of championsThe pool of champions has polarised. Leinster, for all Toulouse’s attempts to recapture past glories, are the team in control, even if …

0

Wasps out of Champions Cup as Antoine Dupont-inspired Toulouse seal win

• Toulouse 42-27 Wasps• Dupont scores two tries as Pool One leaders pull away late onWasps’ hopes of reaching the Champions Cup quarter-finals ended as Toulouse claimed a 42-27 bonus-point victory at the Stade Ernest-Wallon. Related: Jamie George’s lat…

0

Champions Cup preview: Carbery to start for Munster; Kruis back at Saracens

• Graham Kitchener makes return for Leicester• Newcastle ring changes against Edinburgh Related: Premiership clubs in danger of building mental block about Europe | Robert Kitson Continue reading…

0

Premiership clubs in danger of building mental block about Europe | Robert Kitson

Saracens apart, English sides are finding success in the Champions and Challenge Cups harder and harder to come by and the reason may lie in the mindWalking through the riot-scarred streets of Paris on Sunday evening was to be reminded Europe has more …

0

Lima Sopoaga: ‘Losing can affect players. I take it all quite personally’

The former All Black candidly admits that filling Danny Cipriani’s boots at Wasps has not always been easyLima Sopoaga is not the first All Black – and will not be the last – to take time to adjust to his new surroundings. Gazing out of the window at t…

0

Saracens go top of table and stretch unbeaten run with win over Wasps

• Saracens 29-6 Wasps• Wasps overpowered after the breakOne of the Premiership’s runaway leaders falters, the other strides out with a certain inevitability. Saracens go top, the only team left unbeaten, nine from nine. Their unbeaten run in all compet…

0

Even Leicester are not free from the threat of relegation this winter | Paul Rees

Saracens and Exeter are on their own at the top of the Premiership but at the bottom things are hotting upPremiership clubs are swelled this weekend by the return of their international players, most of whom are thrust straight back into action in a se…

0

Christian Wade retires from rugby union and Danny Cipriani gets three-week ban

• Wasps wing retires ‘for personal reasons’ amid NFL link• Gloucester fly-half banned after high tackle on Rory ScannellWasps have released their England wing Christian Wade from his contract so he can attempt to break into American football.Wade, whos…

0

Coventry City face homeless future after Sisu’s litigious aggression | David Conn

The hedge fund owner Sisu has alienated city council and Wasps with failed court challenges and there is no agreement in place for the League One club to play anywhere next seasonPerhaps there are two ways to view the plight of proud, 135-year-old Cove…