Wasps sting Rovigo to top Pool Three in ACC

London Wasps moved to the top of Pool Three in the Amlin Challenge Cup when they beat Rovigo 11-32 with a bonus point for scoring four tries.

Rovigo fly-half Davide Duca opened with a penalty after 11 minutes but the
lead was short lived as Sam Jones crossed for the game’s first try just two
minutes.

Duca again edged his side in front only for them to be pegged back one again
as Elliot Daly grabbed Wasps’ second try.

Ryan Davies added the extras for the visitors as they went into the break 12-6
ahead. Rovigo wing Samuele Pace narrowed the deficit to just a point with an
early second-half try but from that point on it was all Wasps as they scored
20 un-answered points.

Davis added to his tally with two penalties before grabbing a try of his own
with three minutes remaining.

Richard Haughton wrapped up the bonus-point just before the final whistle to
send Wasps into Round 6 at the helm of Pool 3.

Final Score Rovigo (6) 11 Wasps (12) 32


Scorers


Rovigo
Tries: Pace
Pens: Duca 2


Wasps
Tries: Jones, Daly, Davis, Haughton
Cons: Davies 2, Simpson
Pens: Davies 2


Referee: Laurent Cardona (France)


Femi-CZ VEA Rovigo: S Basson; S Pace, J Van Niekerk, R Pedrazzi, R Pavan; D Duca, M Merlo; A Ceglie, L Mahoney [capt], O Lombardi, D Tumiati, J Montauriol, A Persico, E Lubian, M Ferro


Replacements: D Giazzon, G Datola, M Ravalle, A De Marchi, M Wilson, G Bustos, L Lubian, T Reato


London Wasps: H Southwell; R Haughton, E Daly, R Flutey, J Wallace; R Davis, N Berry; T Payne, R Webber, B Broster, J Burton, M Wentzel [capt], J Harris, J Poff, S Jones


Replacements: N Morris, B Baker, J Castex, S McIntyre, M Everard, J Simpson, C Davies, C Mayor


With thanks to ERCRugby.

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