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Wasps snatch Challenge Cup draw with Bayonne


Christian Wade's try started London Wasps's comeback

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Article Published: Saturday 8 December 2012


English Premiership club London Wasps fought their way back to earn a 13-all draw against French side Bayonne in the Amlin Challenge Cup at Stade Jean Dauger.

Bayonne started well and went out to a 10 lead by half time after a try by Marvin O'Connor which was converted by South African Jacques-Louis Potgieter who also kicked a penalty but missed two drop goals.

In the second half London Wasps fought their way back into the match when Speedy Wasps winger Christian Wade scored the London Clubs first try but Nicky Robinson missed the conversion.

Robinson did however kick a penalty to make up for the missed conversion.

Phillip Swainston scored Wasps second try eight minutes from time and then in the final act of the match Robinson went for a drop goal to snatch victory but missed.

Final Score Bayonne 13 (10) London Wasps 13 (0)

Scorers

Bayonne
Tries: O'Connor
Penalties:Potgieter 2
Conversions: Garcia

London Wasps
Tries:Wade, Swainston
Penalties: Robinson

Match Officials
Referee
: Marius Mitrea (Ita),
Assistant ref: Stefano Penne (Ita),
Assistant ref: Stefano Marrama (Ita),
TMO: Mauro Dordolo (Ita),
Citing Commisioner: Alberto Recaldini (Ita)

Teams

Bayonne: Scott Spedding; Marvin O'Connor, Joe Rokocoko, Sam Gerber, Cedric Heymans; Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Cédric Garcia; Aretz Iguiniz, Grégory Arganese, Neemia Tialata, Abdellatif Boutaty, Dewald Senekal, Mark Chisholm (c), Julien Puricelli, Dwayne Haare.

Replacements: David Roumieu, Pierre-Philippe Lafond, Renaud Boyoud, Jean Jo Marmouyet, Guillaume Bernad, Guillaume Rouet, Manu Ahotaeiloa, Lionel Mazars.

London Wasps: Hugo Southwell (c); Christian Wade, Andrea Masi, Chris Bell, Tom Varndell; Nick Robinson, Charlie Davies; Sakaria Taulafo, Tom Lindsay, Phillip Swainston, James Cannon, Marco Wentzel, Sam Jones, James Haskell, Ashley Johnson.

 
 
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