Challenge Cup wrap: Thursday

Date published: December 13 2012


Wasps put themselves in full control of Pool 3 in the Amlin Challenge Cup with a 30-16 victory over Bayonne.

Wasps took control of their Amlin Challenge Cup pool with a hard-fought 30-16 victory over a Bayonne side who had threatened to derail their European campaign.

It was a game which Wasps had to win twice. After 36 minutes of the first half, they led 17-0, but the visitors came storming back.

They dominated much of the second half – and only trailed by four points – when Wasps lost Billy Vunipola to the sin bin. But the home side dug deep and clinched the game with a late try from man-of-the-match Andrea Masi.

The result means Wasps now lead the pool by five points, and a bonus point win at home to Mogliano would guarantee them a quarter-final place.

Meanwhile, Stade Francais beat I Cavalieri Prato 29-6… edging them ever closer to quarter-final qualification as the group winners.