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  1. Cipriani shines in Wasps win

    Cipriani shines in Wasps win

    Tom Varndell scored a hat-trick of tries as Wasps beat Gloucester 42-26 to book a spot in the semi-finals of the European Challenge Cup. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:80'
    • London Wasps
    • Gloucester
    • 80' Ciprani convers from out wide to make it 42-26 and ref blows for full-time. Great game and Wasps deserved winners as they move into the semi-finals. A wonderful display by Cipriani, despite missing a few tackles, and maybe England are going to regret letting him move to Melbourne. Thanks for joining us.
    • 79' Cipriani produces a burst of speed before finding Waldouck who puts Varndell clear for his hat-trick. Man-of-the-match Cipriani involved again as Wasps move 40-26 ahead.
    • 78' Lovely touch-line conversion from Robinson makes it 35-26, but time is running out for Glos.
    • 77' Quick passing from Gloucester creates an opening for Sharples on the right wing and the sub dives in at the corner for the Cherry and Whites' second try. 35-24.
    • 76' Gloucester attack again and this time they go agonisingly close before being held up over the line. 5m scrum for the visitors.
    • 74' Walder on for Kefu, with Cipriani moving to full-back.
    • 72' Superb pass from Cipriani releases Wasps backs. Jacobs in space out wide and his pass inside finds Varndell and the flier goes over for a beauty - his second of the afternoon. 35-19 Wasps.
    • 71' Good hands from Gloucester stretches Wasps defence but final pass to Tindall is poor and promising attack ends with scrum to home side in their own half.
    • 68' Simpson is down and having treatment. Looks like a knock to the head and Wasps physios are taking their time with the young scrum-half.
    • 66' Voyce on for Vainikolo to face his old team-mates.
    • 65' Attwood shows good speed and power for a lock as he carries play deep into Wasps half but his pass to Tindall is deemed forward.
    • 63' Sharples on for May in Gloucester backline.
    • 60' Shaw on for Hart, with Ward-Smith moving to number eight.
    • 59' Rees on for Betsen in Wasps back row.
    • 54' Gloucester again on the attack but not really making any inroads into Wasps defence. But Wasps infringe after a nice take from Burns and Robinson punishes them with another penalty - his fourth - to make socre 30-19.
    • 48' Gloucester looking dangerous as they go through series of attacking phases and keep the ball alive well. Wasps defence holding firm as Gloucester attacks a tad too lateral.
    • 46' Robinson makes break into Wasps 22 but Gloucester kick ball away and Sackey able to clear up before Cipriani finds a safe touch. Wasps defence has not been great and on this occasion it was Simpson at fault, though the scrum-half did well to track back and makes a better second attempt.
    • 44' Jacobs covers alot of ground to field Robinson kick into Wasps 22 and then replies with a beautiful kick of his own that moves play back to Gloucester 22.
    • 43' Good scrum from Wasps allows Simpson to make sniping run before feeding Hart. Gloucester infringe and early chance for Cipriani to get some points on board in second half. Another decent kick makes it 30-16 and six from six for Cipriani.
    • 41' Cipriani gets game restarted and ball dropped by Vainikolo before running into touch.
    • 40' Ref blows for half-time and Wasps go into the interval with a deserved 27-16 lead after scoring three tries to Gloucester's one. In fact, Wasps have played most of the rugby but they have not been so clinical in defence and lapses have let in Gloucester on more than one occasion. But it's been a decent first half and hopefully more to come after the break.
    • 40' Hands on the ground penalty from Gloucester following huge double tackle from Tindall and Qera on Kefu. Cipriani nails another long beauty to make it five from five and Wasps extend lead to 27-16.
    • 38' Solid scrum from Gloucester and May makes another half-break before Wasps are penalised. Chance for Robinson top cut the deficit just before half-time and he does comfortably. Four from four for Robinson and Wasps lead 24-16.
    • 33' Fabulous touchline conversion from Cipriani makes it 24-13 to Wasps.
    • 31' Lovely line from Kefu splits May and Burns before he feeds Varndell out wide. The wing evades a tackle but looks like he may have spilt the ball going over in the corner as May and Lawson get back well. Ref goes to TMO and try is awarded. 22-13 Wasps. Perhaps a tad lucky there for the flying wing!
    • 26' Robinson kicks extras and Wasps lead cut to 17-13.
    • 25' Fantastic burst from May and the youngster brings play to within 5m of Wasps try-line. The support is there and Eustace follows up to go over for a much-needed try. 17-11 Wasps. Defensive lapse from Wasps but still well played by May.
    • 23' Cipriani adds conversion and Wasps lead now up to 17-6. Gloucester need to reply soon otherwise they could find this game running away from them.
    • 22' Wasps on the attack again and Cipriani spots a mis-match with Azam and steps inside before feeding Besten for a the London club's second try. 15-6 Wasps and a lovely score.
    • 17' Gloucester fail to roll away in tackle and chance for Cipriani to extend lead. It's a long shot but the maverick fly-half nails it superbly to extend Wasps' lead to 10-6. Lovely kick.
    • 14' Cipriani takes return pass on the loop and runs a good arc but his pass to Sackey is poor and goes straight to touch. Another decent attaking move from Wasps though.
    • 11' Sackey chases high ball perfectly and Wasps win ball in good attacking position inisde Gloucester 22. Wasps retain ball and Worsley makes good ground but his pass fails to find Skivington and move comes to an end. More danger from Wasps though and Gloucester are going to have to tighten up their defence.
    • 10' Another lapse in concentration from Wasps hands Robinson another straightforward penalty chance and the Welsh fly-half makes it two from two to makes score 7-6.
    • 7' Cipriani kicks conversion and Wasps lead up to 7-3.
    • 6' Sackey launches a Wasps attack from deep and links well with Simpson, Waldouck and Skivington. Betsen sets up another attack and Jacobs runs a good line to go over for the first try of the day. Perfect reply from Wasps to give them a 5-3 lead.
    • 4' Gloucester making the early running, keeping the ball tight before searching kick from Robinson pins Wasps back in their 22. Varndell tries to clear but another Gloucester attack earns them a penalty and Robinson kicks them into a 3-0 lead.
    • 1' A huge afternoon for both clubs as the game gets underway. Both sides have been in decent form of late and will be confident they can go all the way in this competition.
    • - Good afternoon and welcome to the third European Challenge Cup quarter-final from Adams Park where Wasps are taking on Gloucester.
  • Summary

    London Wasps versus Gloucester
    Jacobs 6’, Betsen 22’, Varndell 31’, 72’, 79’ Tries Eustace 25’, Sharples 77’
    Cipriani 7’, 23’, 32’, 80’ Conversions Robinson 26’, 78’
    Cipriani 17’, 40’, 43’ Penalties Robinson 5’, 10’, 38’, 54’
      Drops  

Live Team Line-Up

  • London Wasps

    Captain: Rob Webber

    On the Field

    Subs

    • Shaw Substitution In (60′)
    • Sackey
    • Walder Substitution In (73′)
    • Van Gisbergen
    • Rees Substitution In (59′)
    • Lindsay
    • Baker
    • Taulafo

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

  • Gloucester

    Captain: Mike Tindall

    On the Field

    Subs

    • James
    • Lawson
    • Capdevielle
    • Wood
    • Strokosch
    • Sharples Substitution In (63′) Try
    • Pasqualin
    • May Substitution Out (63′)

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

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