Wasps down Exiles for first LV Cup victory

Wasps earned their first Anglo Welsh LV= Cup victory of the season when they beat fellow Premiership side London Irish 43-22 at Adams Park.

Young Wasps fly-half Alex Lozowski scored 22 points to inspire his team to a big win over and give them a chance to progress to the knock-out stages.

Lozowski booted five penalties and converted all four of his side’s tries as Wasps grabbed a crucial bonus point in their battle for qualification.

The key to the win was the Wasps pack, who were dominant at the set-piece, but their mistakes within kicking distance kept Irish in the game during the first period.

Final Score Wasps 43 (16) London Irish 22 (19)

Scorers

Wasps
Tries – McIntyre, Bassett, Thompson, Daly
Pen – Lozowski (5)
Con – Lozowski (4)
Drop – Dorrian

London Irish
Tries – Halavatau
Pen – Dorrian (5)
Con –
Drop –

Match Officials
Referee
: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
Assistant referees: Paul Burton (England), Paul Dix (England)
Timekeeper: Laurie Bryant (England)
Assessor: Gary Welsh (England)

Teams

Wasps

15 Piers O’Conor, 14 Will Helu, 13 Ben Jacobs, 12 Chris Bell (c), 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Alex Lozowski, 9 Tom Bliss, 8 Guy Thompson, 7 Thomas Young, 6 Buster Lawrence, 5 Will Rowlands, 4 James Cannon, 3 Phil Swainston, 2 Edd Shervington, 1 Simon McIntyre

Replacements: 16 Ashley Johnson, 17 John Yapp, 18 Jake Cooper-Woolley, 19 James Gaskell, 20 Nathan Hughes, 21 Joe Simpson, 22 Elliot Daly, 23 Sailosi Tagicakibau

London Irish

15 Topsy Ojo (c), 14 Cameron Cowell, 13 Guy Armitage, 12 Eoin Griffin, 11 Tom Fowlie, 10 Myles Dorrian, 9 Darren Allinson, 8 Conor Gilsenan, 7 Jimmy Stevens, 6 Ollie Curry, 5 Dave Lyons, 4 Kieran Low, 3 Leo Halavatau, 2 Mike Mayhew, 1 Matt Parr

Replacements: 16 Richard Palframan, 17 Tom Smallbone, 18 Jamie Hagan, 19 Toby Salmon, 20 Theo Vukasinovic, 21 Connor Murphy, 22 Ross Neal, 23 James Short

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