Wasps hold on!

Leicester travelled to top-of-the-table Wasps looking to end a 2 game losing run, which has also seen them part company with Director of Rugby, Richard Corkerill, earlier in the week. In front of Wasps biggest crowd of the season, just short of 28,000, the league leaders started the strongest, and opened the scoring through winger Wade, who crossed the white-wash for his 9th of the season, before hooker Taylor added his name to the score sheet with good work by the Wasps forwards. When Robson finished of a break by Thomas Young, and Gopperth added to his earlier conversation, Wasps went in 19-3 up at the break.

Whatever Tigers coach Aaron Mauger said to his team at half time seemed to work, as they started the 2nd half strongly and, when Tigers winger Brady made the break, centre Bentham was on hand to finish it off, with Burns adding the extras. Burns soon knocked over a penalty to make it 19-16 and the comeback looked achievable, but when Tigers prop forward Dan Cole was sin binned for being off side, Wasps Gopperth kicked the penalty to add to his earlier conversions and opened up a 6-point lead that saw out the game with Wasps winning 22-16. The victory was however over shadowed by the somewhat short return from injury of England flanker James Haskell, who made his first appearance of the season off the bench, but only lasted 36 seconds before being knocked out in a tackle and replaced.

The Result was Leicester’s third defeat in a row and leaves them in fifth, while Wasps returned to the top of the Aviva Premiership.

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