Planet Rugby

Wasps show Leeds no mercy

17th April 2011 17:08

Share:

wasps v leeds

Wasps: Wallop lowly Leeds

London Wasps ran in seven tries past Leeds to record a 51-18 Aviva Premiership victory at Adams Park on Sunday.

Winger Richard Haughton and scrum-half Joe Simpson both touched down twice as Leeds were left bottom of the table with just two matches remaining.

Wasps led in the third minute when Haughton's delightful chip and chase was gathered by Simpson and the livewire scrum-half touched down.

Leeds replied with a penalty in front of the posts from Adrian Jarvis but Wasps were dominant and claimed a penalty in the 32nd minute from Dave Walder.

Leeds then lost full-back Michael Stephenson to the sin-bin and although the visitors hit back with another penalty from Jarvis, Wasps began to turn the screw.

Walder added a penalty and then Haughton touched down on the stroke of half-time before bagging his second and Wasps' third try in the 48th minute. Walder converted the score and Wasps continued to move through the gears as Leeds fell away badly.

In the 54th minute, the hosts struck again when replacement Ward went over and Walder again added the extras.

Leeds conceded another try in the 56th minute when Simpson went over and Walder landed his third conversion of the match.

Leeds hit back through Rhys Oakley's converted try but Wasps added two more scores through Sakaria Taulafo and Billy Vunipola before Christian Lewis-Pratt struck at the death for Leeds, to make the final score 51-18 to the hosts.

The scorers:

For Wasps:
Tries: Haughton 2, Simpson 2, Taulafo, Vunipola, Ward
Cons: Atkinson, Walder 4
Pens: Walder 2

For Leeds:
Tries: Lewis-Pratt, Oakley
Cons: Jarvis
Pens: Jarvis 2

Wasps: 15 Mark van Gisbergen, 14 Richard Haughton, 13 Elliot Daly, 12 Riki Flutey, 11 Jack Wallace, 10 Dave Walder, 9 Joe Simpson, 8 Dan Ward-Smith, 7 Sam Jones, 6 John Hart (c), 5 Joe Launchbury, 4 Simon Shaw, 3 Ben Broster, 2 Tom Lindsay, 1 Tim Payne
Replacements: 16 Joe Ward, 17 Bob Baker, 18 Zak Taulafo, 19 James Cannon, 20 Billy Vunipola, 21 Jonah Holmes, 22 Seb Jewell, 23 Josh Lewsey.

Leeds: 15 Michael Stephenson, 14 Lee Blackett, 13 Henry Faafili, 12 Luther Burrell, 11 Peter Wackett, 10 Adrian Jarvis, 9 Scott Mathie, 8 Danny Paul, 7 Hendre Fourie, 6 Kearnan Myall, 5 Sean Hohneck, 4 Daniel Browne, 3 Juan Gomez, 2 Steve Thompson (c), 1 Gareth Hardy.
Replacements: 16 Phil Nilsen, 17 Gareth Denman, 18 Phil Swainston, 19 Rhys Oakley, 20 Tom Denton, 21 Dan White, 22 Christian Lewis-Pratt, 23 Lachlan MacKay.

Referee: David Rose

Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Aviva Premiership
Friday , October 3
Bath vs Saracens19:45
Saturday , October 4
London Irish vs Northampton15:00
Harlequins vs London Welsh15:00
Gloucester vs Leicester15:15
Sunday , October 5
Sale vs Wasps14:00
Newcastle vs Exeter15:00
More Aviva Premiership fixtures
Rugby Championship
Saturday , October 4
South Africa vs New Zealand16:05
Argentina vs Australia23:40
More Rugby Championship fixtures
Guinness PRO12
Friday , October 3
Connacht vs Cardiff Blues19:35
Ulster vs Edinburgh19:35
Zebre vs Ospreys19:35
Saturday , October 4
Leinster vs Munster18:30
Sunday , October 5
Benetton Treviso vs Glasgow14:00
Scarlets vs Newport Gwent D'gons16:00
More Guinness PRO12 fixtures
Top 14
Friday , October 3
Oyonnax vs Toulon20:45
Saturday , October 4
Bordeaux-Begles vs Clermont Auvergne14:45
Racing Metro Paris vs Brive18:30
Bayonne vs Montpellier18:30
La Rochelle vs Lyon18:30
Castres vs Grenoble18:30
Toulouse vs Stade Francais20:45
More Top 14 fixtures
Currie Cup
Friday , October 3
Pumas vs Blue Bulls15:00
Sharks vs Lions19:10
Saturday , October 4
Cheetahs vs Western Province14:00
Griquas vs Eastern Province Kings15:00
More Currie Cup fixtures
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Aviva Premiership
Sunday , September 28
Wasps 35 - 18 NewcastleWasps vs Newcastle Report
Exeter 36 - 13 HarlequinsExeter vs Harlequins Report
More Aviva Premiership results
Guinness PRO12
Newport Gwent D'gons 33 - 15 Benetton TrevisoNewport Gwent D
More Guinness PRO12 results
ITM Cup
Tasman 32 - 24 OtagoTasman vs Otago Report
Canterbury 26 - 28 SouthlandCanterbury vs Southland Report
More ITM Cup results
Aviva Premiership
Saturday , September 27
Leicester 19 - 22 London IrishLeicester vs London Irish Report
Saracens 40 - 19 Sale SharksSaracens vs Sale Sharks Report
Northampton 31 - 24 BathNorthampton vs Bath Report
More Aviva Premiership results
Rugby Championship
South Africa 28 - 10 AustraliaSouth Africa vs Australia Report
Argentina 13 - 34 New ZealandArgentina vs New Zealand Report
More Rugby Championship results
Guinness PRO12
Zebre 13 - 6 UlsterZebre vs Ulster Report
Munster 14 - 19 OspreysMunster vs Ospreys Report
More Guinness PRO12 results
Top 14
Toulon 40 - 17 MontpellierToulon vs Montpellier Report
Grenoble 27 - 25 Racing Metro ParisGrenoble vs Racing Metro Paris Report
Brive 34 - 24 Bordeaux-Begles
Oyonnax 8 - 19 Clermont Auvergne
Stade Francais 43 - 10 La Rochelle
Lyon 28 - 18 Castres
More Top 14 results
Currie Cup
Sharks 53 - 24 Eastern Province KingsSharks vs Eastern Province Kings Report
Griquas 8 - 46 LionsGriquas vs Lions Report
More Currie Cup results
ITM Cup
Waikato 20 - 22 ManawatuWaikato vs Manawatu Report
North Harbour 28 - 25 Hawkes Bay
Counties Manukau 55 - 7 WellingtonCounties Manukau vs Wellington Report
More ITM Cup results
Aviva Premiership
Friday , September 26
London Welsh 10 - 46 GloucesterLondon Welsh vs Gloucester Report
More Aviva Premiership results
Guinness PRO12
Leinster 37 - 23 Cardiff BluesLeinster vs Cardiff Blues Report
More Guinness PRO12 results
Aviva Premiership Table
PosTeamPPts
1Saracens418
2Northampton416
3Bath415
4Exeter414
5Wasps411