Walder boots Wasps to Gloucester victory

Dave Walder racked up 19 points as London Wasps beat Gloucester 24-19 in their Guinness Premiership clash at Adams Park on Sunday.


The hosts surged 13 points clear in the opening 24 minutes of the clash thanks to a massive effort from Dave Walder who provided all the points.


The Wasps fly-half slotted two penalties early-on before scoring and converting his own try to make it 13-0.

 

His opposite number Tim Taylor kept Gloucester in contention with two penalties, but another three-pointer from Walder made it 16-6 at the break.

Gloucester clawed their way back into the match after the interval, scoring a try through Mike Tindall before Taylor and Nicky Robinson added a conversion and penalty respectively to level the scores at 16-16.


Walder restored Wasps’ lead with his fourth penalty after 65 minutes and a try from David Lemi opened the gap to eight points with nine minutes to play.


Gloucester inched to within five points thanks to Robinson’s second penalty, but Wasps were good enough to secure the win.


Final Score Wasps 24 Gloucester 19


Scorers


London Wasps
Tries – Walder, Lemi
Pen – Walder (4)
Con – Walder


Gloucester
Tries – Tindall
Pen – Taylor (2), Robinson (2)
Con – Taylor


Teams


London Wasps: 15 Mark Van Gisbergen, 14 Paul Sackey, 13 Ben Jacobs, 12 Steve Kefu, 11 David Lemi, 10 Dave Walder, 9 James Honeyben, 1 Zak Taulafo, 2 Rob Webber (c), 3 Ben Broster, 4 Marty Veale, 5 Dan Leo, 6 John Hart, 7 Serge Betsen, 8 Dan Ward Smith.


Replacements: 16 Tom Lindsay, 17 Gabriel Bocca, 18 Bob Baker, 19 Hugo Ellis, 20 Warren Fury, 21 Danny Cipriani, 22 Dominic Waldouck, 23 Tom Varndell.


Gloucester: 15 Olly Morgan, 14 James Simpson-Daniel, 13 Mike Tindall, 12 Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu, 11 Lesley Vainikolo, 10 Tim Taylor, 9 Andy Williams, 1 Nick Wood, 2 Olivier Azam, 3 Pierre Capdevielle, 4 Will James, 5 Alex Brown, 6 Alasdair Strokosch, 7 Akapusi Qera, 8 Gareth Delve (c).


Replacements: 16 Scott Lawson, 17 Alasdair Dickinson, 18 Paul Doran-Jones, 19 Adam Eustace, 20 Jake Boer, 21 Rory Lawson, 22 Nicky Robinson, 23 Tim Molenaar.

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