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Premiership: Wasps 41-35 Leicester Tigers
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Premiership: Wasps 41-35 Leicester Tigers


A converted Josh Bassett try in the corner put Wasps in control at 14-0 up after 15 minutes
Gallagher Premiership
Wasps (25) 41
Tries: de Jongh (2), Bassett, Hughes Cons: Sopoaga 3 Pens: Sopoaga 3, Daly
Leicester (18) 35
Tries: May 2, Veainu, Kalamafoni Cons: Ford 3 Pens: Ford 3

Wasps resisted a courageous second-half display by Leicester Tigers to earn a narrow victory in a captivating eight-try game at the Ricoh Arena.

Scores by Juan de Jongh and Josh Bassett saw Wasps race 14-0 ahead.

Tigers hit back to trail 25-18, but the controversial dismissal of Will Spencer for a high tackle turned the game heavily in Wasps’ favour by the break.

Johnny May’s second try helped put Tigers ahead but three Lima Sopoaga kicks sealed victory for the hosts.

More to follow

Wasps: Daly; Wade, De Jongh, Le Bourgeois, Bassett; Sopoaga, Robson; Harris, Taylor, Brookes, Launchbury (capt), Gaskell, Johnson, Carr, Hughes.

Replacements: Cruse, Zhvania, Stuart, Rowlands, Morris, Simpson, Searle, Miller.

Leicester: Veainu; Thompstone, Tuilagi, Owen, May; Ford, B Youngs; Bateman, T Youngs (capt), Cole, Williams, Spencer, Denton, Thompson, Kalamafoni.

Replacements: Stevens, Feao, Heyes, Wells, Lewis, White, Hardwick, Olowofela.

Referee: Ian Tempest.



Source BBC News

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